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Institutions/Morozov: most public institutions should not be measured against the standards of their private counterparts, simply because it is their task to provide goods and services that cannot or should not provide markets.
The attitude of citizens facing the state as consumers is characterized by Catherine Needham:
Needham: "The fundamental danger is that consumerism promotes privatised and disgruntled citizens whose expectations of the government can never be fulfilled and cannot develop concern for the common good, which must be the basis for democratic engagement and support for public services. (1)

1. Catherine Needham, Citizen Consumers, 2003, quoted in Matthew Flinders, Defending Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), 83.


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Evgeny Morozov
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