Contracting Out Public Service Organization

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Contracting out Public Service
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, many public agencies in the recent years followed the contracting-out trend (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2009). Currently, the private sector performs activities and functions that the public employee once executed. Some of the services that the government contracted include vehicle towing, health services, police protection, and solid waste collection. In 1995, a survey that was referred to the city managers of America’s largest cities revealed that only three of the 66 cities that responded to the investigation had not privatised any city services. Therefore, the problem not only translates to administration but staffing concerns by many managers.
Contracting Out Government Functions and Services
Given the current international debates on state buildings and adherence to no harm principles, an exploration of the pitfalls of contracting out state service is timely (Ya Ni & Bretschneider, 2007). For the most part, contracting out is a transitional strategy. External agencies usually execute the most urgent functions while the state capacity takes them on over time. However, the risk of such procedures is that they can erode the limited capacity and result in parallel systems of government that can undermine the legitimacy of the state. As citizens view the vital services that non-state actors execute, the compact between them and
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