Policy Press

Rethinking Governance in Public Service Outsourcing

Private Delivery in Sustainable Ownership

By Nina Boeger

Published

Jul 19, 2024

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1529212846

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 19, 2024

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1529212860

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 19, 2024

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1529212860

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Rethinking Governance in Public Service Outsourcing

Compelling and robust, this book provides an analysis of challenges in public service outsourcing and considers how to avoid failure in the future.

Crucially, it proposes a governance mechanism where outsourcing public services nurtures less extractive and more sustainable corporate organizations that are oriented towards a productive purpose beyond maximising shareholder value, with implications well beyond public services. Under these proposals, supporting firms that are independently and inclusively governed and use profit to pursue purpose can improve both public services and wider economic organisation.

The book examines how barriers to implementing this idea within the existing legal framework for public procurement may be addressed, and it formulates actionable policy proposals.

“Despite its huge importance, public procurement may seem a technical subject, but Nina Boeger successfully brings it to life through her excellent analysis from the viewpoint of sustainable corporate governance.” Tony Prosser, University of Bristol Law School

“Tackles the challenges and moral hazards of outsourcing public services through a refreshingly unique perspective.” Andrew Dean, Clifford Chance

Nina Boeger is Professor of Law at City, University of London.

Introduction

1- Outsourcing Public Services

2- Problems in Public Service Outsourcing

3- Solutions in Governance

4- Solutions in Ownership

5- Sustainable Ownership

6- Nurturing Sustainable Ownership

7- The Legal Framework

Conclusion