Democratizing Public Services

John Ronald sent me a link to a review of a British pamphlet titled Rethinking Public Service Reform: The Public Value Alternative, from the Trade Union Congress (UK). The review is in the blog A Very Public Sociologist, which has the subtitle “Sociology with a Socialist Punch.” Sociology should have a socialist punch, shouldn’t it?

The review gets into the issues of privatization and the task of re-democratization. It’s all in the British context, but the issues are the same as issues we are facing here. I think it’s good to keep these issues in the forefront.