'This restatement and intensive empirical exploration of Hirschman's classic ideas in the context of public services is not just very welcome as such, but is also an immensely good read.' Stephen Harrison, Honorary Professor of Social Policy, University of Manchester
'This book is the culmination of an outstanding record of research by the authors. It is a very important theoretical and empirical contribution to our understanding of how citizens make decisions about public services.' Professor George Boyne, Cardiff University
Public services are used by everyone. Dissatisfied consumers can either voice their complaints, or exit. Using survey evidence from the UK, this book examines how people's investment or stake in their communities affects their choice to exit or voice and the implications for the provision and quality of public services.