What has occurred in the United Kingdom is a move toward the development of a body of legal doctrine closer to the concept of public service enshrined in other European legal systems. Prosser asserts that it has been largely due to the creation of regulators independent of government and enterprise, thus making some legal framework to structure relations inevitable.
Public Service Law: Privatization’s Unexpected Offspring,
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