Theme: Government & Parliament | Content Type: Book review

Review: Understanding the Private-Public Divide. Markets, Governments and Time Horizons, by Avner Offer.

Julie Froud


Michal Matlon

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In a year when the state is failing to protect its citizens against mounting cost of living increases, and with multiple failures such as those of the privatised water industry, there could surely be no better time for a book that explores the limits of markets and the enduring relevance of government. Understanding the Private-Public Divide powerfully remakes the case for government based on the ability of the state to both take a long-term view and accept uncertainty.

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  • Julie Froud

    Julie Froud

    Julie Froud is Professor at Manchester Business School, and has been a member of the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC).

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