Theorising the dynamics of social service markets: risk, regulation and rent-seeking

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Australian governments have marketised publicly-funded social services in the hope of reducing costs, increasing diversity and empowering consumers, but the result has been fragile and fragmented service systems, in which risks of rent-seeking, resource leakage and regulatory capture are high. This workshop will identify risk factors for failure in social service markets, to inform service system (re)design in Australia.

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