Corporate Interests behind New Public Management. Helene Bank, Special Advisor, Campaign for the Welfare State, Norway. ESF 2010 Istanbul. Response to Crises. ”What I really need of you is Market access” Robert Zoellich, former USTR ( Cancun WTO ministerial 2003)
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Campaign for the Welfare State, Norway
ESF 2010 Istanbul
– within neoliberal frame of minimum state and market rule
Financial sector reform (1998->)
«Competition is good, both in sports and in the school. It contributes to create winners, not loosers as the leftists argue.»(Torger Ødegaard (Conservative Party), Minister og Education, Oslo City)
”The only role for public sector is to ensure education for those who can never become a profittable market, and who become even more marginalized in a society where the rest of its members continue their progress.”
- >Citizens needs are secondary
- > Skewed vision of public workers
- >professional ethics
- >professional interest and challenges
- >loyalty and solidarity
-> top-down governance,
-> increased controls,
-> out-dated management systems from industrial mass production
(Pirat sector – social dumping)
Favorise private companies, undermine unions, and create a paradise for consultants (who makes the rules and standards)
Bumpers – that created so-called ”late reformers”:
Resistance – from global to local:
Numerous examples from all over the world
It all started with labour mobilization and strikes
It started as a union resistance against privatisation
Requires active and solidaric social movements North and South that cooperates, and not let themselves into competition by economic power interests
Therfore: WE must strengthen the citizens, users and employees democratic control
Naomi Klein, 26.9.2008.
Conditionalitieks to investors on our politicians in these important times. No polite lobbying, but that peoples take to the streets again and start the types of direct actions that led to the New Deal of Roosevelt in the 1930ies. If not, we will have just superficial changes before everything is back on old tracks.»
Labour laws etc.
Substantial public sectorControlling the market – pre crisis
Society with a given distribution of the wealth
Society with a given
distribution of the wealth
Labour laws etc.
Substantial public sector
Consession rules on companies on our politicians in these important times. No polite lobbying, but that peoples take to the streets again and start the types of direct actions that led to the New Deal of Roosevelt in the 1930ies. If not, we will have just superficial changes before everything is back on old tracks.»
Antitrust regulations against
Reconstruct prod. and
consumption to social and
Labour law etc.
Solidarity with foreign workers
Democratisation/right to participate
Stor offentlig sektor
Bolverk mot videre
KonkurranseutsettingDemocratise finance, production and markets?