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Opening up public services: marketisation of social services

Davies, J. (2014) Opening up public services: marketisation of social services. Invited Presentation presented to: Innovative Approaches in Providing Services of General Interest at National, Regional or Local Level in Europe, EESC, Brussels, 04 November 2014. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Presentation)
Abstract: This invited presentation discusses, in a UK and EU context, the potenial implications of the UK Governments Open Public Services policy and the marketisation of public (social) services. It questions the efficacy of the policy approach for a consumerised social services market that is predicated on the benchmark standard of the 'circumspect and well informed consumer': rather than that of the 'vulnerable consumer'.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD3611 Industrial policy. The state and industrial organization, including municipal services
K Law > KJ Europe > KJE6577 Consumer protection
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV40 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice
Creators: Davies, Jim
Funders or Sponsors: European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Social Sciences (to 2016)
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Law
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Sustainable Business Practices
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > Law
Date: 4 November 2014
Date Type: Presentation
Event Title: Innovative Approaches in Providing Services of General Interest at National, Regional or Local Level in Europe
Event Dates: 04 November 2014
Event Location: EESC, Brussels
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
Status: Unpublished
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URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7155

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