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Vogelpohl / Hurl Professional Service Firms and Politics in a Global Era



Public Policy, Private Expertise

1. Auflage 2021, 349 Seiten, Gebunden, HC runder Rücken kaschiert, Format (B × H): 153 mm x 216 mm, Gewicht: 588 g
ISBN: 978-3-030-72127-5
Verlag: Springer International Publishing


Vogelpohl / Hurl Professional Service Firms and Politics in a Global Era

This volume explores the influence of professional service firms on public policy-making from a global perspective. Drawing on cases studies from around the world, researchers from different disciplines—including sociology, political science, geography, anthropology, history, and management studies—examine how professional service firms have generated power in the policy-making process. The chapters further investigate the structure and organization of these firms and their relationship with public agencies. They discuss the impact of strategies, techniques and models promoted by these firms on political decision-making. And they analyze how these firms have contributed to the formation of global policy-pipelines, facilitating the quick diffusion of policy ideas across time and space. Exposing how professional advisors can undermine democratic decision-making, the chapters in this book explore the potential for resistance and regulation of public-private relationships.

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1.     Introduction: The rise of professional service firms as public policy actorsChris Hurl (Concordia University, Canada) and Anne Vogelpohl (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany)Section One: Strategies and practices of professional service firms2.     America First: How consultants got into the public sectorMatthias Kipping (York University, Canada)3.     Taming uncertainty: Climate policymaking and the spatial politics of privatized advice Svenja Keele (University of Melbourne, Australia)Section Two: Advising cities4.     Who drives India's smart cities? Understanding the role of consulting firms in the Smart Cities MissionUttara Purandare (IIT Bombay-Monash University Research Academy) 5.     Boutique consultancy and personal trust: Advising on cities in Moscow  Daria Volkova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)6.     Everywhere from Copenhagen: Method, storytelling, and comparison in the globalization of public space designEugene McCann (Simon Fraser University) and Lise Mahieus (Simon Fraser University)Section Three: Finance and financialization7.     International consultancy firms and African states: New Debt BondsJanet Roitman (New School for Social Research, USA)8.     'The DNA of Government': Professional Service Firms, calculative technologies and the politics of municipal benchmarking Chris Hurl (Concordia University)9.     Connecting local government with global finance: Professional service firms as agents of financialization Sebastian Möller (University of Bremen, Germany)Section Four: Privatization and public private partnerships10.  'Infrastructure' and the Big 4: Public-private partnerships, corridors, and the expansion of capitalNick Hildyard (Corner House, UK)11.  The corporate takeover of public policy: The case of public private partnerships in BritainJean Shaoul (University of Manchester, UK)12.  Camouflaged privatization: The influence of the Fratzscher Commission and PricewaterhouseCoopers on Berlin's schoolsLaura Valentukeviciute (Gemeingut in Bürger*innenhand, Germany)Section Five: Professional service firms and administration: Entrenching private expertise13.  Hegemonic privatization and its discontents: Reflections on the statecraft of contract-based local governance in EnglandMike Raco (University College London, UK)14.  Expert advice? Assessing the role of the state in promoting privatized planning Neha Sami (Indian Institute for Human Settlements) and Shriya Anand (Indian Institute for Human Settlements)Section Six: Regulating relationships15.  Conflicting interests: Professional planning practice in publicly-traded firmsOrly Linovski (University of Manitoba)16.  The governance of management consultancy use: Practices, problems and possibilitiesAndrew Sturdy (University of Bristol, UK)


Vogelpohl, Anne
Chris Hurl is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. His research investigates urban governance, state formation, and the politics of the public sector in Canada.Anne Vogelpohl is a Geographer and holds a Professorship for Social Sciences at HAW Hamburg, Germany. She investigates contradictions between expertise and participation and between global politics and urban everyday life.


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