The Enabling State: The Role of Markets and Contracts

@inproceedings{Deakin1994TheES,
  title={The Enabling State: The Role of Markets and Contracts},
  author={Nicholas Deakin and Kieron Walsh},
  year={1994}
}
Contracts and markets have been crucial to the process of reinventing the public service in Britain which began a decade ago and is still in full flow. In this process the concept of contract is important as much as the basis of a new rhetoric and as a metaphor as it is as a formal legal mechanism. Relationships between different actors at all levels of government and outside it are being reconceptualised; and the metaphor of contract provides an ideal form which can be readily adapted to a… CONTINUE READING

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