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Employment Relations in Outsourced Public Services

Working Between Market and State

Authors: Mori, Anna

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  • Provides a detailed analysis of working conditions in public services in Italy, Denmark and the UK
  • Integrates the role of institutions and actors and explores the interplay between market and state
  • Examines the effects of marketisation processes on public service employment relations, focusing on both employers and employees
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Examining the consequences of the outsourcing of public services, this book explores the transformation of working conditions, employment relations and the role of the state under marketisation strain. It places these developments in a wider framework that incorporates the legacy of the national models of public administration and employment relations regimes in the public sector. Adopting a comparative perspective by focusing on Italy, Denmark and Britain, the author investigates and questions the influential interpretation of a spreading neo-liberal trajectory in public service working conditions and employment relations, and reveals significant diversity across countries mediated by national institutional configurations. Discussing the interplay between the austerity agenda in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the swelling of outsourcing practices in public services, this book responds to the scholarly call for an integrated approach towards institutions and actors. A valuable read for researchers examining human resource management, labour studies and public administration, this book provides a comprehensive overview of employment relations in outsourced public services.


About the authors

Anna Mori is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Milan, Italy. With her research interests revolving around comparative employment relations - particularly within the public sector - and trade union strategies, Anna has also held a research position at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Employment Relations in Outsourced Public Services: Working Between Market and State

    Pages 1-29

    Mori, Anna

  • Public Services Under Austerity: Structure of the Public Sector and Drivers of Outsourcing

    Pages 33-57

    Mori, Anna

  • State-Controlled Dualisation Between Public and Private Employment: Implications for Labour and Employment Relations

    Pages 59-88

    Mori, Anna

  • The Search for Public Services Efficiency: Structure of the Public Sector and Drivers of Outsourcing

    Pages 91-114

    Mori, Anna

  • Market-Embedding and Inclusion: Implications for Labour and Employment Relations

    Pages 115-141

    Mori, Anna

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24627-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24626-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Employment Relations in Outsourced Public Services
Book Subtitle
Working Between Market and State
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24627-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24627-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24626-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 231
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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