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Outsourcing in the UK: Policies, Practices and Outcomes

Janice Morphet


This book analyses the role and use of outsourcing within the UK public sector since the mid-1970s. The book examines the many drivers for the use of outsourcing in the public sector, including international agreements, new public management, performativity and austerity. It also takes in to account the role and failures of the private sector and its response to the opening up of public sector competition. By investigating the way that outsourcing has been used in different service sectors and across scales, the book illustrates the impact it has had on ideology, policy narratives and public e ... More

Keywords: outsourcing, UK public sector, public sector competition, private sector, service sectors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529209600
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529209600.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janice Morphet, author
University College London