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Revista de Administração Contemporânea

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Abstract

GOMES, Luciana de Oliveira Miranda. Researching privatisation: some notes about public policy evaluation. Rev. adm. contemp. [online]. 2001, vol.5, n.2, pp. 221-239. ISSN 1982-7849.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-65552001000200011.

The objective of this paper is to present a literature review about public policy evaluation, with specific reference to privatisation. The basic research goal - still in process - is to evaluate the purpose and reach of public policy objectives relating to privatisation, particularly in relation to their socio-economic outcomes at regional and community levels. In order to achieve this objective, the author discusses some approaches to privatisation produces in United Kingdom over the last ten years. Indeed, she presents some key concepts that underline her reflections and submits some key methodologies about researching public policy evaluation. Finally, the author presents the gap in this theoretical framework discussing that public policy evaluation does not contemplate the social environment in which this policy should be directed. In this way, she proposes further research that will contribute to improving state of the art about public policy evaluation.

Keywords : privatisation; public policy evaluation; theoretical framework.

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