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A welfare consensus?

Despite clashes over public services, there is common ground between left and right on how to reform the welfare state

By Danny Kruger   January 2004

Book: Motivation, Agency and Public Policy Author: Julian Le Grand Price: (Oxford University Press, £25)

This book is significant on two counts: for what it says and for who is saying it. Motivation, Agency and Public Policy is a compelling argument for the denationalisation of public service provision, written by a leading academic of the left who is now working in 10 Downing Street. His book, and his appointment, herald a major step forward in the reform programme of this government – perhaps.

Motivation, Agency and Public Policy brings together various ideas Le Grand has put forward in recent years…

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