Between the Lines

Between the Lines

40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017

Corporatizing Canada

Making Business out of Public Service

By Jamie Brownlee, Chris Hurl and Kevin Walby  

Corporatizing Canada

$34.95 – Available for purchase on May 15th, 2018

From schools to hospitals, from utilities to food banks, over the past thirty years corporatization has transformed the public sector in Canada. Economic elites take control of public institutions and use business metrics to evaluate their performance, transforming public programs into corporate revenue streams.

Senior managers use corporate methodology to set priorities in social services and create “market-friendly” public sector cultures. Even social activist organizations increasingly look and act like multinational corporations while non-governmental organizations pursue partnerships with the same corporations they ostensibly oppose.

However, little attention has been devoted to exploring what corporatization means, to investigating how it is employed in different institutions, or to assessing its impact. Corporatizing Canada critically examines how corporatization has been implemented in different ways across the Canadian public sector and warns us of the threat that neoliberal corporatization poses to democratic decision-making and the public at large.

  • Paperback / softback, 300 pages
  • ISBN 9781771133586
  • Coming May 2018

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