This article explains that in the current global context dominated by market ideology, there has been a significant shift in the nature of the state based on promarket neoliberal principles in most countries, including those in the developing world. Under this emerging neoliberal state characterized by the primacy of market forces and adoption of market-driven policies and programs, the role of the public service has also changed in terms of its increasing concern for streamlining public sector activities, enhancing economic efficiency, improving customer satisfaction, and so on. After exploring such impacts of the current neoliberal state formation on the public service's role, the article briefly examines the socio-political consequences of this changing role, especially in developing nations.
Haque, M.S. (2006), "Redefining the role of the public service under neoliberal states in developing nations", International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 191-211. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOTB-09-02-2006-B003Download as .RIS
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