The Political Economy of Privatization

The Political Economy of Privatization

by Thomas Clarke
     
 

ISBN-10: 041512705X

ISBN-13: 9780415127059

Pub. Date: 10/05/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In The Political Economy of Privatization the authors assess the success of privatization. The work is an international study of the extensive privatization, and the pressure towards privatization, in different parts of the world. The book includes:

• A study of the relationship between ownership and performance;

• An assessment of the

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In The Political Economy of Privatization the authors assess the success of privatization. The work is an international study of the extensive privatization, and the pressure towards privatization, in different parts of the world. The book includes:

• A study of the relationship between ownership and performance;

• An assessment of the importance of market structure and regulation;

• A discussion of privatization strategies within the public sector;

• Individual country case-studies, looking at the experience of different countries engaged in the contrasting approaches to privatization.

• A critical assessment of the much vaunted relationship between ownership and efficiency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415127059
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/05/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Contributors
Preface
1Introduction: The Political Economy of Privatization1
2Ownership, Organizational Changes and Performance31
3Public Ownership and the Theory of the State54
4Ownership and Competition in Community Markets70
5Regulating the Privatized Electricity Utilities in the UK93
6Privatization and Market Structure in the UK Gas Industry108
7Privatization of the British Utilities: Regulation, Decentralization and Industrial Relations125
8The Political Economy of Competitive Tendering145
9EC Public Procurement Directives and the Competition from European Contractors for Local Authority Contracts in the UK159
10Between an Ideological Rock and an Organizational Hard Place: NHS Management in the 1980s and 1990s185
11The Political Economy of the UK Privatization Programme: A Blueprint for Other Countries?205
12Context and Process in Privatization: Canada/Quebec234
13Public-Private Relations in Italy: the Experience of the 1980s273
14Corporatization and Privatization in New Zealand308
15An Analysis of the Privatization of the Japan National Railway Corporation337
16Rationale and Optimal Implementation of Privatization Policies: The Case of Greece360
17Privatization of Socialist Economies: General Issues and the Polish Case373
18Selling Off the State: Privatization in Hungary391
19Restructuring Eastern Europe: The Case of Buy-Outs in the USSR410
20Privatization in Malaysia: For What and for Whom?437
21Privatization in Africa: Prospects for Tanzania455
Index475

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