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Working with Private Partners

Batley, Richard and Larbi, George (2004) Working with Private Partners. In: The Changing Role of Government: The reform of public services in developing countries. The Role of Government in Adjusting Economies . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0 333 73617 6

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In this chapter we examine the experience of 'exporting' functions to the private sector, and the impact this has on the functioning of public administration. Whether through the import of practices or the export of functions, these can be seen as different ways of addressing the principal-agent problem of public administration. That there is such a problem will be accepted for the purposes of this chapter, although it can well be counter-argued that this critique of public administration is less a description of reality and more a mobilizing device to generate impetus for reform.

Type of Work:Book Section
Date:2004 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Department:International Development Department
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This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive version of this piece may be found in The Changing Role of Government by Richard Batley and George A. Larbi which can be purchased from www.palgrave.com

Keywords:public administration, developing countries, international development, municipal service
Subjects:HJ Public Finance
JS Local government Municipal government
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Palgrave Macmillan
ID Code:435
Refereed:YES
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