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Privatisation of public service delivery in the EU: where lay the public service obligations in social service provision?

Davies, J. (2014) Privatisation of public service delivery in the EU: where lay the public service obligations in social service provision? In: Beneyto, J. M. and Maillo, J. (eds.) Beneyto, Jose Maria and Maillo, Jeronimo Fostering Growth in Europe: Reinforcing the Internal Market. Madrid, Spain: CEU Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europens. pp. 97-122.

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Abstract: The expression of Public Service Obligations (PSO) in the network sectors of SGEIs are defined by the normative values of a good administrative protocol with sectoral rules set out in EU legislation. The Europeanisation of these sectors provides a coherent base which informs the national approaches in providing for acts of entrustment and the establishment of independent national regulatory agencies. This paper examines the development of this model and provides a comparison with the approach taken in economic social services sectors where Member States face a developing imperative to designate essential SSGI as SGEI. This is a social services environment in which a growing Public Service Industry is increasingly seeing private sector economic actors enjoy a general advantage over third sector not-for-profit and charity entities, in the public procurement processes. The comparison highlights the significant differences in the way that PSOs are expressed between the network SGEIs and the ‘social’ SGEIs and raises a question of whether it is time to consider, in at least some social services sectors, whether the expression of PSOs should be re-modelled in such a way as to replicate those in the network SGEI sectors.
Subjects: K Law > KJ Europe > KJE949 European Union law
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV40 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF1338 Public administration
Creators: Davies, Jim
Editors: Beneyto, Jose Maria and Maillo, Jeronimo
Publisher: CEU Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europens
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: 3 December 2014
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 97-122
Title of Book: Fostering Growth in Europe: Reinforcing the Internal Market
Place of Publication: Madrid, Spain
Number of Pages: 562
Language: English
ISBN: 9788415949626
Media of Output: eBook
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7191

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