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Corporatization and Public Services in the Global South

Corporatization and Public Services in the Global South

by David McDonald
     
 

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After three decades of privatization and anti-state rhetoric, government ownership and public management are back in vogue. Corporatization has been a particularly popular form of public enterprise, creating services that are fully owned and operated by the state but function with a degree of autonomy. While some of these reforms continue to be driven by neoliberal

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After three decades of privatization and anti-state rhetoric, government ownership and public management are back in vogue. Corporatization has been a particularly popular form of public enterprise, creating services that are fully owned and operated by the state but function with a degree of autonomy. While some of these reforms continue to be driven by neoliberal mandates, in reality a much more complex set of undercurrents is driving corporatization in practice.

Taking in case studies from Asia, Africa and Latin America, this important book examines the structures and ideologies of corporatization in water and electricity services in countries in the Global South, interrogating to what extent corporatization can be considered a 'progressive' form of public service delivery, or just another variant of commercialization.

A key work, offering empirical insight and theoretical depth into what is likely to be one of the most important public policy trends for many years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783600175
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
05/01/2014
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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David McDonald is professor of global development studies at Queen’s University, Canada. He is also co-director of the Municipal Services Project, a research initiative exploring alternatives to the privatization of service provision in electricity, health, water, and sanitation in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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