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Government policy: Government policy refers to a set of principles, guidelines, or actions established by a governing body to address specific issues or achieve desired outcomes within a society or economy, such as economic growth, social welfare, healthcare, education, or foreign relations. See also Government budget, Government debt, Politics, Society, Economy.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Colin Crouch on Government Policy - Dictionary of Arguments

Brocker I 948
Politics/Government/Government Policy/Crouch: as a result of a "race to the bottom", in which labour law, taxes and the quality of public services deteriorate in a battle for effectiveness, three developments occur: 1. public services are increasingly organised in market form, 2. only those functions of services of general interest are taken over that are not of interest to private firms.
Brocker I 949
3. Advice is sought from private consultancies.
>Public Private Partnership/Crouch.
Brocker I 955
StreeckVsCrouch: the main reason for the control limits of the democratic state lies not in its economization, but in the deregulation of market processes and the streamlining of administrative processes that are politically desired. Thus it is not the economy, but politics that bears the main responsibility for the denationalization of services of general interest, the privatization of public services, and the transition from the tax state to the debt state.(1)

1. Wolfgang Streeck, Gekaufte Zeit. Die vertagte Krise des demokratischen Kapitalismus, Berlin 2013, p. 109

Ludger Heidbrink, „Colin Crouch, Postdemokratie“, in: Manfred Brocker (ed.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

PolCrouch I
Colin Crouch
Henry Farrell
Breaking the path of institutional development? Alternatives to the new determinism 2004

PolCrouch II
Colin Crouch
Post-democracy London 2004

Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018

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