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[[[[math>Insert formula here</math>The public sector' is that part of economic and administrative life that deals with the delivery of goods and services by and for the [[government < math > < math > < math > < math > ]],whether[[national]],[[regional]]or[[local]] / [[municipal]].Examplesofpublicsectoractivityrangefromdelivering[[socialsecurity]],administering[[urbanplanning]]andorganisingnational[[defense(military) | defence]]s.Theorganisationofthepublicsector([[publicownership]])cantakeseveralforms,including:</math></math></math></math>

  • Direct administration funded through taxation; the delivering organisation generally has no specific requirement to meet commercial success criteria, and production decisions are determined by government.
  • Publicly-owned corporations (in some contexts, especially manufacturing, "State-owned enterprises"); which differ from direct administration in that they have greater commercial freedoms and are expected to operate according to commercial criteria, and production decisions are not generally taken by government (although goals may be set for them by government).
  • Partial outsourcing (of the scale many businesses do, e.g. for IT services), is considered a public sector model.]]]]

A borderline form is Commerce is the trading of something of value between two entities. ... Corporatization is a form of economic reform which takes services from the direct control of the government, and places them in the control of government-owned corporations. ... A state-owned enterprise (SOE) is an enterprise, often a corporation, owned by a government. ... Paper shredding can be contracted out Outsourcing (or contracting out) is often defined as the delegation of non-core operations or jobs from internal production within a business to an external entity (such as a subcontractor) that specializes in that operation. ...

  • Complete outsourcing or contracting out, with a privately owned corporation delivering the entire service on behalf of government. This may be considered a mixture of private sector operations with public ownership of assets, although in some forms the private sector's control and/or risk is so great that the service may no longer be considered part of the public sector. (See Britain's Private Finance Initiative.)

The decision about what are proper matters for the public sector as opposed to the private sector is probably the single most important dividing line among socialist, liberal, conservative, and libertarian political philosophy, with (broadly) socialists preferring greater state involvement, libertarians favoring minimal state involvement, and conservatives and liberals favouring state involvement in some aspects of the society but not others. Paper shredding can be contracted out Outsourcing (or contracting out) is often defined as the delegation of non-core operations or jobs from internal production within a business to an external entity (such as a subcontractor) that specializes in that operation. ... The Private Finance Initiative specifies a method, developed initially by the United Kingdom government, to provide financial support for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) between the public and private sectors. ... The private sector of a nations economy consists of those entities which are not controlled by the state - i. ... Socialism is a social and economic system (or the political philosophy advocating such a system) in which the economic means of production are owned and controlled collectively by the people. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... See also Libertarianism and Libertarian Party Libertarian,is a term for person who has made a conscious and principled commitment, evidenced by a statement or Pledge, to forswear violating others rights and usually living in voluntary communities: thus in law no longer subject to government supervision. ... This article deals with the libertarianism as defined in America and several other nations. ...


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[[[[math>Insert formula hereThe public sector' is that part of economic and administrative life that deals with the delivery of goods and services by and for the [[government < math > < math > < math > < math > ]],whether[[national]],[[regional]]or[[local]] / [[municipal]].
Direct administration funded through taxation; the delivering organisation generally has no specific requirement to meet commercial success criteria, and production decisions are determined by government.
This may be considered a mixture of private sector operations with public ownership of assets, although in some forms the private sector's control and/or risk is so great that the service may no longer be considered part of the public sector.
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