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The social face of the Regulatory StateReforming public services in Europe$
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Sandra Eckert

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090318

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090318.001.0001

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Conclusions

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the politics of reform and regulation

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The social face of the Regulatory State
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Sandra Eckert

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090318.003.0010

Chapter ten revisits the research questions raised initially, concluding on how the book contributes to research on comparative capitalism and regulation. It brings together the insights on varieties of public service reform gathered by in-depth analysis of the politics of postal reform in three countries, as well as wider comparison across sectors and of international postal reform. It also summarises the findings on social regulation in the public service sectors at the European and national level, and situates them with respect to the questions raised in the interdisciplinary literature on regulation. A last section addresses the challenges ahead for public service reform, such as falling mail volumes, the internet society and energy poverty.

Keywords:   comparative capitalism, politics of reform, varieties of capitalism, social regulation, regulation

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