The Dynamic Relationship of Public Services Term Paper by Nicky

A look at the dynamic relationship between public services and the private sector.
# 150308 | 1,808 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 30, 2012 in Political Science (Government Agencies)


$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now

Description:

This paper examines public sector services, further considering the system of checks and balances that is the key element in this dynamic relationship between democracy, politics, representative bodies and the individual. First, the paper defines public services. Then, it discusses the evolution of many of these bodies, showing how they originally started out as grassroots organizations. Additionally, the paper points out that public services are considered basic human rights, such as having the right to water. Next, the paper discusses the trend toward outsourcing public services. The paper concludes by showing the necessity of a functional democracy in order to have adequate public services.

From the Paper:

"The framework creates a system of checks and balances that is the key element in this dynamic relationship between democracy, politics, representative bodies and the individual that ensures both the proper functionality of the public services and the fact that these are molded to best fit the needs of the citizen. The aim of this paper will be to analyze this framework and to argue that the system of checks and balances between the different components is, in fact, the key element of this structure.
"As a general perspective, the public services are those that the government offers to its citizens in order to cover a set of basic necessities for these citizens. From this category of public services, one can enumerate health services, educational services, but also electricity services, public transportation services or water services. The public services are generally distributed for free to the citizens, but there are hidden costs in this transaction: the public services are paid for from public funds, which are directly financed by the citizens' tax contributions."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Daniel Chavez (ed), Beyond the Market: The Future of Public Services, TNI Public Services Yearbook 2005/6, Trans National Institute (TNI) / Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), February 2006
  • Mosher, Frederick. Democracy and the Public Service. M.E. Sharpe. 2003.
  • Ross, Ashley. "Democracy and Equality: The Distribution of Public Services in Democracies and Nondemocracies" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference, 2009.
  • Perry, James. Democracy and the New Public Service. The American Review of Public Administration, Vol. 37, No. 1, 3-16 (2007)

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

The Dynamic Relationship of Public Services (2012, January 30) Retrieved February 05, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/the-dynamic-relationship-of-public-services-150308/

MLA Format

"The Dynamic Relationship of Public Services" 30 January 2012. Web. 05 February. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/the-dynamic-relationship-of-public-services-150308/>

Comments