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Regional devolution, contractualism and the corporate citizen

1 Jan 2001
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Ed Carson and Ben Wadham write that new public sector management principles promote a search for efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery through, first, implementing principles of subsidiarity and, second, the creation of quasi-markets in the public sector.

 

By considering developments in employment services in South Australia, this paper explores the tension between the regulatory demands of a public choice model of compulsory tendering and a state objective to build regional corporate identities by building up social capital in the regions. The paper argues that this tension highlights a systematic and structural inconsistency in the neo-liberal project.

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1443-9298
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2001
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