The operation of public services at both domestic and European levels is becoming a subject of considerable interest to researchers and policy makers alike. This book examines the economic and political implications of public services alongside a detailed analysis of their legal impact. Through this analysis, emerging new conceptions of constitutional citizenship are identified; conceptions which give consumers, as well as employees, new rights. The book also examines the new doctrine of services of general economic interest, as enshrined in the Amsterdam Treaty, and the impact that this will have on public services. The privatization of public services and the resulting impact on consumers is also dealt with.
a pertinent interdisciplinary perspective on the political, economic and legal questions raised by the new public services.../ ... this collection is successful, not only in providing a stimulating synthesis of debates on the public/ private divide in law... but also in providing insights into the 'Europeanisation' ... of yet another area of public life./ Diamond Ashiagbor, European University Institute, Florence/ Yearbook of European Law.
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.48