Privatisation and Liberalisation in European Telecommunications: Comparing Britain, the Netherlands and France

Privatisation and Liberalisation in European Telecommunications: Comparing Britain, the Netherlands and France

by Willem Hulsink
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415180031

ISBN-13: 9780415180030

Pub. Date: 01/06/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book combines a detailed, sector-specific study of comparative telecommunications regimes set in the context of the EC, with an extensive historical and empirical analysis of individual policy management and change as experienced by three diverse regulatory cultures, namely, Britain, the Netherlands and France. By adopting a comprehensive analytical framework

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This book combines a detailed, sector-specific study of comparative telecommunications regimes set in the context of the EC, with an extensive historical and empirical analysis of individual policy management and change as experienced by three diverse regulatory cultures, namely, Britain, the Netherlands and France. By adopting a comprehensive analytical framework based on far-reaching literature, the author explores a wide-range of theories, addressing key issues at the forefront of contemporary political and academic debate as: Do nation states matter in the globalizing telecommunications industry? Does the common challenge of techno-global telecommunications restructuring elicit different national responses? What is the significance of a single-speed or multi-speed Europe in implementing telecommunications governance regimes?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415180030
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/06/1999
Series:
Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2International restructuring and national strategies and contingencies37
3Structural forces challenging the European national telecommunications regime75
4The liberalisation, privatisation and regulatory reform of telecommunications in the UK: in care of the market?111
5The liberalisation, privatisation and regulatory reform of telecommunications in the Netherlands: in pursuit of a new consensus?170
6The liberalisation, privatisation and regulatory reform of French telecommunications: still in care of the state?225
7A comparative institutional analysis of British, Dutch and French telecommunications policy279
8Convergence and/or divergence in European telecommunications restructuring?307
References322
Index343

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