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Author Raco, Mike.
Title State-led privatisation and the demise of the democratic state : welfare reform and localism in an era of regulatory capitalism / by Mike Raco.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]

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Author Raco, Mike.
Subject Privatization -- Government policy -- Great Britain.
Local government -- Great Britain.
Capitalism -- Political aspects -- Great Britain.
Description 1 online resource ([ix], 213 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-197) and index.
Contents State-led privatisation, the restructuring of the state, and the new localism -- Privatisation, welfare reform, and the politics of the new progressivism -- Regulatory capitalism, privatisation, and the new contractualism in the welfare state -- The private finance initiative and the privatisation of the British welfare state -- The consequences of privatisation and the rise of new private sector elites -- The privatisation of healthcare and the new localism -- The privatisation of social housing and the re-making of citizenship -- Transport infrastructure and the impacts of privatisation -- What is left to the state?
Note Print version record.
Summary Across the world the prevailing narrative has become one of Good Governance, devolution, liberation, and freedom of expression. In policy fields as diverse as development planning, healthcare, and public transport a neo-pluralist rhetoric has emerged based on the principles of 'co-production' and partnership working. And yet at the same time a curious paradox is emerging. Whilst the prevailing zeitgeist is one of openness and citizen empowerment, this book will show that in reality new modes of governance are emerging in which state controls have actually been expanded into many spheres of lif.
ISBN 9781409443278 (electronic bk.)
1409443272 (electronic bk.)
1306079160 (ebk)
9781306079167 (ebk)
9781472400895 (epub)
OCLC # 858282430
Additional Format Print version: Raco, Mike. State-led privatisation and the demise of the democratic state 9781409443261 (DLC) 2013007755 (OCoLC)833145881

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