Shrinking the State: The Political Underpinnings of Privatization / Edition 1

Shrinking the State: The Political Underpinnings of Privatization / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0521639182
ISBN-13:
9780521639187
Pub. Date:
08/28/2003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Shrinking the State: The Political Underpinnings of Privatization / Edition 1

Privatization has spread worldwide during the 1980s and 1990s, reshaping the balance between state and market in many countries. This book provides a comparative political analysis of privatization in the UK, United States and France. The authors argue that privatization is a political phenomenon and should be analyzed as such, rather than as an economic response to the growth of the state and the cost of state provision. The book will be of interest to students of politics, economics, public policy and business studies, as well as to policy-makers and business consultants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521639187
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Privatization and theories of state growth; 2. The political underpinnings of privatization; 3. The UK: from pragmatic to systemic privatization; 4. France: from pragmatic to tactical privatization; 5. The United States: the co-optation of pragmatic initiatives by agents of systemic change; 6. The boundaries of privatization.

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