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The Public Law of Government Contracts

A.C.L. Davies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199287390
eISBN:
9780191713484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287390.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Contract plays a vitally important role in the delivery of public services today. Both central and local government make extensive use of private firms to provide facilities, goods, and services. ... More


Introduction

A C L Davies

in The Public Law of Government Contracts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199287390
eISBN:
9780191713484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287390.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The first part of this chapter introduces the different types of government contract currently in use in central and local government. It identifies the three broad types of contracting activity that ... More


Outsourcing on steroids: regeneration meets the Private Finance Initiative

Stuart Hodkinson

in Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter introduces the controversial background and evolution of the PFI model in public housing regeneration. A first section outlines the basic workings of PFI and how it emerged as part of ... More


The Post-Politics of Sustainability Planning:: Privatisation and the Demise of Democratic Government

Mike Raco

in The Post-Political and Its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748682973
eISBN:
9781474406475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the legacies of privatisation in key welfare sectors in the UK, and the structural limits that Public Private Partnerships and Private Finance Initiatives place on their ... More


Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Stuart Hodkinson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

As the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire has slowly revealed a shadowy background of outsourcing and deregulation, and a council turning a blind eye to health and safety concerns, many questions ... More


Access to data and NHS privatisation: reducing public accountability

Sally Ruane

in Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Recent decades, shaped by powerful neoliberal forces, have witnessed a significant encroachment on the UK state sector with privatisation advancing over many social and economic sectors. The ... More


Pushing Back From the Front Line: Staff Responses to Privatization in the National Health Service

Rebecca Kolins Givan

in The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801450051
eISBN:
9781501706028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450051.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter draws on core data from a multiyear case study of the workforce consequences of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). The hospital in this case, which was called in the pseudonym ... More


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