BooknewsThe Scotland conference at which these 21 papers were originally presented was delayed by the coup in Russia, underscoring the volatile relationship of politics and economics which has been fueled by rapid market growth in Eastern Europe and the touting of privatization as the solution for reviving prosperity. These contributors critically examine such assumptions in the areas of ownership, performance, regulation, and privatization strategies in the UK, New Zealand, Japan, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Malaysia, and Tanzania. Not surprisingly, the conclusions regarding private sector efficiency and effectiveness are as varied as the political stabilities in each country. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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