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.
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
Publication date: February, 2020
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.