Thursday, September 23, 2010

Suffolk County Council to Outsource Most Services

BBC News - Suffolk County Council to outsource most services

I've written elsewhere about post-democracy - the term coined by Professor Colin Crouch to describe the decline of mass participatory democracy in the latter part of the twentieth century and since.

One of the features of post-democracy, according to Crouch, is the tendency for governments to increasingly act as corporations.

The decision of Suffolk County Council, therefore, to outsource virtually all of its public services - cutting its budget by about 30% in the process - is a logical though dramatic example of this trend.

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