In Government We Trust

In Government We Trust : Market Failure and the Delusions of Privatisation

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Neoliberalism has convinced governments in liberal democratic states to transform themselves and society according to the values and practices of the market.

This book examines these changes within the context of market failures in services relinquished to the private sector by governments.

Using examples such as the collapse of Railtrack in the UK, the energy crisis in the US and the Sydney water treatment scandal in Australia, it exposes the level of risk which remains with government after privatisation, requiring them to resume responsibility when the private sector fails.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745329071
  • 9780745329079
  • 1,125,763

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'Returns to the fundamentals of the privatisation debate and through specific sectorial case studies exposes the true, harsh realities of our neoliberal obsessions. The authors have done public policy makers a great service- if they are prepared to read and learn' -- John Cruddas MP
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About Jane Andrew

Warwick Funnell is Professor of Accounting and Public Sector Accountability and Head of Accounting at Kent Business School. He is the author of Accounting at War (Routledge, 2015) and In Government We Trust (Pluto, 2009). Robert Jupe is Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Kent. He is the author of In Government We Trust (Pluto, 2009). Jane Andrew is a Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Wollongong. He is the author of In Government We Trust (Pluto, 2009).
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