|M.Sc Student||Ben Shahar Tamir|
|Subject||Privatization Potential of Muncipal Services|
|Department||Department of Architecture and Town Planning||Supervisor||Professor Daniel Czamanski|
This research examines the different aspects of the privatization of Israeli local authority services, and the potential of the integration of private enterprise within different local authority activities. In addition, the policy and performance of the privatization process of local authority welfare services is observed, focusing on services for the elderly.
Privatization at the in Local Authority level:
A thorough examination of privatization at the local authority level shows that privatization exists only at the level of tenders and contract work. Therefore there is no full privatization (pure privatization) at the local authority level.
Privatization in the welfare field:
A fear of privatization is mainly connected to the arrangements by which the government relinquishes both the provision and the funding of services. However, versions of privatization which transfer the supply of services, but leave the government responsible for funding, do not cause the same degree of damage.
Governmental relinquishment of public services is potentially a disastrous action with respect to the satisfaction of pressing social needs. Both the total quantity and affectivity of services are threatened. .