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The contract culture in public services: studies from Britain, Europe, and the USA.
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About the book: The contracting out of public services to voluntary and non-profit organisations has been a major trend in the last ten years - and looks set to increase.This new book brings together the experience and perspectives of several countries where contracting is an important issue. It identifies common themes, problems and lessons for public policy, and raises a number of fundamental questions, including:- is contracting with non-profit organisations preferable to contracting with commercial organisations?- what has been the impact on non-profit organisations?- what is the place of charitable donors and volunteers in agencies that take contracts?- can boards of management cope with the legal responsibility of contractual liability?- are local authority public purchasers competent and prepared and willing to take on their new responsibilities?With contributions from Britain, Europe and the USA, this is an invaluable research handbook and reference tool for policy makers, academics and practitioners alike.
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