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Privatization in the European Union : Theory and Policy Perspectives - David Parker

Privatization in the European Union

Theory and Policy Perspectives

By: David Parker (Editor)

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Published: 1st May 1998
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The book identifies different national characteristics in terms of the motivation to privatise, the scale of privatization and its consequences.
In the opening chapters there is a detailed overview of the theoretical economic issues involved in privatisation and an assessment of privatization across the EU. The remaining ten chapters contain national case studies of EU countries which review the history of state ownership and privatization in each of these countries and evaluate the extent of privatisation. The role of European Commission directives in deregulating markets and stimulating privatisation is also examined.

Privatisation in the European Unionp. i
Industrial Economic Strategies for Europep. ii
Figuresp. ix
Tablesp. x
Contributorsp. xii
Prefacep. xiv
Introductionp. 1
An Overviewp. 10
Notesp. 43
Referencesp. 46
Some Outstanding Issuesp. 49
Notesp. 66
Referencesp. 68
The Privatisation Experiment in Austriap. 70
Notesp. 85
Referencesp. 86
The Case of Francep. 88
Notesp. 98
Symbolism in the Social Market Economy?p. 101
Referencesp. 121
Privatisation in Greecep. 123
Referencesp. 134
The Importance of State Enterprises in the Irish Economy and the Future for Privatisationp. 136
Referencesp. 148
A Tale of 'Capture'p. 150
Notesp. 170
Fashion or Necessity?p. 172
Notesp. 187
Referencesp. 189
The Privatisation of State Enterprises in the Spanish Economyp. 191
Notesp. 214
Referencesp. 216
Policy and Performancep. 218
Notesp. 239
Referencesp. 240
Privatisation and Deregulation in the Netherlandsp. 242
Referencesp. 257
Indexp. 258
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ISBN: 9780415154697
ISBN-10: 0415154693
Series: Industrial Economic Strategies for Europe
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st May 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1