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Quasi-Markets and Social Policy - Julian Le Grand

Quasi-Markets and Social Policy

By: Julian Le Grand (Editor), Will Bartlett (Editor)

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Published: 21st July 1993
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Fundamental change is taking place in the provision of welfare services in Britain. Government bureaucracies are losing their monopoly in such key areas as health, housing, community care and education. The Government agencies are increasingly acting as purchasers of services or as umbrellas for decentralised units. The command economy is being replaced by the quasi-market economy. This highly topical book assesses whether quasi-markets can deliver efficient and equitable public services and whether they represent a permanent break with the State's traditional role of welfare provider.

Introduction; J.Le Grand & W.Bartlett - The Theory of Quasi-Markets; W.Bartlett & J.Le Grand - Quasi-Markets, Contracts and Quality in Health and Social Care: The US Experience; C.Propper - Quasi-Markets and the NHS Reforms; L.Harrison & W.Bartlett - Quasi-Markets and the Reform of Community Care; L.Hoyes & R.Means - Quasi-Markets and Educational Reforms; W.Bartlett - The Quasi-Market in Social Housing; G.Bramley - Quasi-Markets and Regulation; C.Propper - Quasi-Markets and Social Policy: The Way Forward?; J.Le Grand & W.Bartlett - References - Index

ISBN: 9780333565193
ISBN-10: 0333565193
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 21st July 1993
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1