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New book out on marketization and the reshaping of public service delivery in the last four decades

The book is written in a collaborative effort among 18 contributing authors from four countries and coedited by Andrej Christian Lindholst and Morten Balle Hansen from Centre for Organization, Management and Administration (COMA), Aalborg University

Last modified: 08.01.2020

The book revisits conventional ideas and models of marketization and compares how these have diffused and evolved across municipalities in England and Scandinavia. The book highlights the paths and impacts of marketization as diverse and dynamic and asks us to reconsider what and how we think about marketization. The content of the book is co-authored by researchers from four countries and builds upon comparable surveys and case-studies from two longstanding spearhead services – parks and roads – for the implementation of marketization. The book appeals to scholars and policy makers with interests in discussions about the history and future of marketization in an international perspective. 

Bibliographic information

Title: Marketization in Local Government: Diffusion and Evolution in Scandinavia and England 
Co-editors: Andrej Christian Lindholst and Morten Balle Hansen
Pages: XXII, 345
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 978-3-030-32477-3
Publication date: February, 2020

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About the co-editors

Andrej Christian Lindholst is Associate Professor at Department of Politics and Society at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on marketization and organizational change in the public sector and implications for management, organization and performance. 

Morten Balle Hansen is Professor at Department of Politics and Society at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on the management and organization of public sector activities, including diffusion of novel management and leadership models, evaluation and performance management.

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