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By John H. Clarke

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`This is an illuminating and topical examine, which skilfully blends jointly theoretical and empirical research looking for the citizen-consumer". it's going to turn into a key textual content for all with an curiosity in public carrier reform and the "choice" time table, in addition to consumerism and citizenship' - Ruth Lister, Professor of Social coverage, collage of Loughborough. Political, well known and educational debates have swirled round the suggestion of the citizen as a client of public companies, with public carrier reform more and more geared in the direction of a client society. This leading edge booklet attracts on unique examine with these humans within the front-line of the reforms - employees, managers and clients of public providers - to discover their responses to this flip to consumerism. growing Citizen-Consumers explores a number of theoretical, political, coverage and perform matters that come up within the shift in the direction of consumerism. It attracts on contemporary controversies approximately option to learn the tensions of modernising public providers to satisfy the calls for of a shopper society. The ebook bargains a clean and demanding knowing of the relationships among humans and prone, and argues for a version in accordance with interdependence, admire and partnership instead of selection. This unique publication makes a particular contribution to debates concerning the way forward for public providers. it will likely be of curiosity to these learning social coverage, cultural experiences, public management and administration around the social sciences, in addition to for these operating in public companies. John Clarke is a Professor of Social coverage on the Open college. Janet Newman is a Professor of Social coverage on the Open collage. Nick Smith is a study Officer within the own Social companies learn Unit on the college of Kent. Elizabeth Vidler is a undertaking Officer within the school of Social Sciences on the Open collage. Louise Westmarland is a Lecturer in Criminology on the Open University."

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