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The politics of choice and competition in public services

By Julian Le Grand

Abstract

The politics of choice and competition in public services are complex. Only public service users seem basically to want choice. Providers prefer alternative models of service delivery especially those that rely upon trust. Social democrats prefer voice and trust; conservatives want choice and competition to be exercised in the context of a full private market. Yet, so long as they are properly designed, policies aimed at promoting choice and competition can serve the interests of all these groups better than the alternatives

Topics: JA Political science (General)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1467-923X.2007.00848.x
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:3010
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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