Privatisation, Power and the Welfare State

  title={Privatisation, Power and the Welfare State},
  author={P. Taylor-Gooby},
  pages={228 - 246}
It is commonly argued, from both right and left wing perspectives, that consumers of welfare state services experience the use of these services as oppressive and alienating. The result is an endemic dissatisfaction with the welfare state, and the desire to escape public provision and use more immediately accountable private services. This paper distinguishes two main variants of this view. One claims that the experience of control through the exercise of bureaucratic and professional power is… Expand
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