Sub-Contracting Risk: Neoliberal Policy Agendas and the Changing Nature of Flood Risk Management, 2009-2010

T. Coulthard, G. Haughton & G. Bankoff
This is a qualitative data collection. This research asked whether the emergence of neoliberal thinking might help explain the contemporary policy approaches to flood risk management. Whilst it may be tempting, to ask how neoliberal policy might affect this sector, the research soon discovered that its influences were pervasive, evident in the privatisation and the contracting out of water and sewerage functions, the re-working of regulatory expertise and changes to local government services. <br> <br>...
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