The modernisation and fragmentation of the UK’s transport infrastructure

Jupe, Robert E. (2011) The modernisation and fragmentation of the UK’s transport infrastructure. Financial Accountability and Management, 27 (1). pp. 43-62. ISSN 0267-4424. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This paper focuses on the creation of new organisational structures under New Labour's modernisation approach in three related areas: the creation of Network Rail as a replacement for the failed company, Railtrack, in the privatised rail industry; the part privatisation of National Air Traffic Services; and the part privatisation of the London Underground. In each case, the arguments of the Government and its critics will be examined. The analysis demonstrates that for each new structure the key objectives of risk transfer and value for money have not been achieved, and concludes with implications of the modernisation agenda for public policy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: rail privatisation, air traffic, underground
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Kasia Senyszyn
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2011 14:11
Last Modified: 27 May 2014 14:25
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