• Antonio E. Weiss


This chapter draws together the chapters and considers the analytical questions and frameworks raised in the Introduction, as well as pointing to potential areas of future historical enquiry. This final section also answers the particularly salient contemporary question as to the overall benefit management consultancy firms have brought to the state and the broader question of what causes states to reform. In particular, two concepts—raised throughout the book—are explored at length which help to explain the rise of state consulting in this period: the “governmental sphere,” where private and public agents discoursed on the best means of governing organisations; and the “hybrid state,” where the boundaries between public and private blurred with respect to the operations and powers of the British state.

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  • Antonio E. Weiss
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