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Competition in public service - contradiction in terms or politically neutral tool?

Dick Sorabji

Competition in public service - contradiction in terms or politically neutral tool?

evidence from a Labour council.

by Dick Sorabji

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Published by Imperial College Management School in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Paper presented at International Research Symposium on Public Services Management, Aston Business School, Birminghgam, 25-26 March 1996.

ContributionsImperial College of Science and Technology. School of Management.
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Neutral fiscal policy, usually undertaken when an economy is in equilibrium. Government spending is fully funded by tax revenue and overall the budget outcome has a neutral effect on the level of economic activity. Expansionary fiscal policy, which involves government spending exceeding tax revenue, and is usually undertaken during recessions. PL: Public library policy can often leave librarians feeling like their hands are tied in terms of actively taking a stand while on the job regarding social or political issues. There’s also the concern that voicing an opinion one way or even appearing to have a stance that might make a patron uncomfortable will result in a reprimand or the.

Politics is important and it is important that the public participate in it. "Politics" is a positive word in my vocabulary. But if we do this on the basis of getting involved in politically charged issues by reference to populism, then there is a great danger of diluting our competition principles. Some brokerage firms began offering. In the UK’s regulated broadcasting environment, the satellite broadcaster Sky News, partly owned by Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, provides a balanced, politically neutral news service.

COMPETITION ADVOCACY: CHALLENGES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES I. Introduction It is conventional wisdom that a competition agency must do more than simply enforce its country’s competition law [C]ompetition may be lessened significantly by various public policies and institutional arrangements as well. Search this site: Humanities. Architecture and Environmental Design; Art History.


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In no case should such activities be visible to the general public. Balancing rights and political neutrality. At all times there must be a proper balance between respect for State servants' freedoms of expression and association, and the public interest in having a politically neutral and effective State services.

plex machinery of public service. Such an appreciation must be our objective. A great injustice is being committed against the public servant.

The role of air-craft workers, tool- and diemakers, long-shoremen, and other war laborers has been dramatized, and an effort. a core term in Governance and Institutions and Atlas Definition. Lorne Sossin (reference below, p. 6) quotes Kernaghan and Langford (reference below, p.

56): “Political neutrality is a constitutional convention which provides that public servants should avoid activities likely to impair, or seem to impair, their political impartiality or the political impartiality of the public.

7) describes Canada’s constitutional convention of a politically neutral civil service in terms of the six principles articulated by Kenneth Kernaghan (reference below): Politics and policy are separated from administration; thus, politicians make policy decisions and public servants execute these decisions.

Public Service Platforms (PSPs) are a new type of technology platform. They are based in the philosophy of New Public Management (NPM) and support public services for citizens in quasi-markets.

This article increases our understanding of the business models behind these PSPs in terms of their Value Propositions, structures, networks, and by: neutral competence as the preeminent value in American bureaucracy.

Authors of the Blacksburg Manifesto argue for the reconceptualization of public administration as "competence directed to the maintenance of the broadest possible understanding of public interest, and the constitutional governance process" (Wamsley et al., 43).

Indeed, the very existence of the administrative state is politically contestable. The paper aims to discuss these issues.,Critical reflection, political philosophy, political theory.,Scholars across the various schools of thought in public administration do not presuppose the presence of a neutral public.

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In. Entering the institution was an objective of s and ’80s feminism in art but it has largely been discussed almost exclusively as a political goal of feminism in the field and not in terms of access to income and wages, i.e., as an economic feminist energy and activism focused on making the art institution, which was historically hostile to women artists (dead or alive.

Competition policy, public policy aimed at ensuring that competition is not restricted or undermined in ways that are detrimental to the economy and society. It is predicated upon the idea that competitive markets are central to investment, efficiency, innovation, and growth.

Competition policy emerged in the United States in the late 19th century, when it became apparent that competition was. The government does not need new staffing to make the public service neutral. It simply has to manage the system in a non-partisan way to ensure a professional public service.

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competition because contracts are awarded on merit and not to contractors who violate anti-discrimination laws.

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Keywords: public sector, competitive advantage, public sector, value chain. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE – DEFINITION AND CHARACTERISTICS According to those who are studying strategy, the eternal battle of competition in any domain or industry is the confrontation for benefits.

The purpose of strategy is to create and maintain strategic advantage. Officials can deliver both high-quality public services and low tax rates to citizens by providing services for which outsiders are willing to pay a premium.

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A few more thoughts on this affair: 1. I think claims of the loss of public service neutrality and a slippery slope are overstated. First, the situation arose because of an unusual combination of circumstances: (a) the public service employee being senior; and (b) the employee being in a relationship with someone employed as a political adviser for the opposition.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) emerged from a realisation among transnational corporations of the need to account for and redress their adverse impact on society: specifically, on human rights, labour practices, and the environment.

Two transnational tobacco companies have recently adopted CSR: Philip Morris, and British American Tobacco. The competition rules apply to entities which are operating in markets (undertakings). However, certain competition rules do apply specifically to public bodies (for example, the state aid rules) and some entities may be subject to both the procurement and competition.

The Case for Value Neutrality in Public Administration The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization.

By John Pearson September 9, I would argue that public administration (PA) as an academic field should stay as value neutral as possible – like chemistry or other sciences.