International Handbook on Privatization

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Overview

Twenty-six papers presented by Parker and Saal (both of the Aston Business School, Aston U., UK) are intended as a comprehensive source to privatization theory, its process, and experiences of countries in the developed and developing worlds. The bulk of the material consists of country and regional studies, but other topics include the debate over the assumed benefits of privatization, and issues of regulation. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

List of tables
List of figures
Preface
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 History and methods of privatization 25
3 Privatization: analysing the benefits 41
4 Privatization: a sceptical analysis 60
5 Methods of privatization 87
6 Privatization in the European Union 105
7 Privatization in North America 129
8 Privatization: the Australian experience 161
9 Postal privatization in the United States 187
10 Assessing the impact of privatization in developing countries 209
11 The privatization experience of Brazil 220
12 Privatization in China 235
13 Privatization in Mexico and Chile: a critical perspective 262
14 Privatization in South Africa 291
15 Privatization in sub-Saharan Africa 310
16 Privatization and corporate governance in transition economies: theory and concepts 323
17 Privatization in Russia 347
18 Privatization and corporate governance in the Czech Republic 375
19 All roads lead to outside ownership: Polish piecemeal privatization 402
20 Privatization in Hungary and its aftermath 427
21 Privatization in Ukraine 454
22 Regulation: theory and concepts 477
23 Regulating prices and profits 496
24 Comparing regulatory systems 514
25 Privatization and regulation of public utilities: problems and challenges for developing economies 537
26 Restructuring, regulation and the liberalization of privatized utilities in the UK 560
Index 583
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