• 1. Introduction
  • 2. Role of Markets and of Competition in the Modernisation Discourse in Germany
  • 3. Actual Trends of Marketisation in Germany
  • 4. Practical Examples
  • 4.1 The Bertelsmann Comparative Performance Measurement Program
  • 4.2 Market Testing of Services in Local Authorities
  • 5. First Experiences with Marketisation in Germany
  • 6. Conclusions