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The Political Economy of Privatization - Thomas Clarke

The Political Economy of Privatization

By: Thomas Clarke (Editor), Christos Pitelis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th June 1995
ISBN: 9780415127059
Number Of Pages: 500

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"The Political Economy of Privatization" draws together substantial evidence and puts forth an analysis of the experience of privatization programs in practice over the last ten years. The papers included in this volume assess the different means of implementing privatization policies and analyse the impact on the economy.
The work is an international study of a wide range of topics including the extensive privatization of the public sector in advanced industrial countries, the rapid marketization of the Eastern European countries and the pressures upon developing countries to adopt de-regulation and privatization as the route toward economic growth. The results demonstrate that privatization can take many forms, from wholesale denationalization to the contracting of competitive tendering. The impact upon government, consumers, managers and employees is also explored and the much vaunted relationship between private ownership and efficiency is critically assessed.

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Contributors
Preface
Introduction: The Political Economy of Privatizationp. 1
Ownership, Organizational Changes and Performancep. 31
Public Ownership and the Theory of the Statep. 54
Ownership and Competition in Community Marketsp. 70
Regulating the Privatized Electricity Utilities in the UKp. 93
Privatization and Market Structure in the UK Gas Industryp. 108
Privatization of the British Utilities: Regulation, Decentralization and Industrial Relationsp. 125
The Political Economy of Competitive Tenderingp. 145
EC Public Procurement Directives and the Competition from European Contractors for Local Authority Contracts in the UKp. 159
Between an Ideological Rock and an Organizational Hard Place: NHS Management in the 1980s and 1990sp. 185
The Political Economy of the UK Privatization Programme: A Blueprint for Other Countries?p. 205
Context and Process in Privatization: Canada/Quebecp. 234
Public-Private Relations in Italy: the Experience of the 1980sp. 273
Corporatization and Privatization in New Zealandp. 308
An Analysis of the Privatization of the Japan National Railway Corporationp. 337
Rationale and Optimal Implementation of Privatization Policies: The Case of Greecep. 360
Privatization of Socialist Economies: General Issues and the Polish Casep. 373
Selling Off the State: Privatization in Hungaryp. 391
Restructuring Eastern Europe: The Case of Buy-Outs in the USSRp. 410
Privatization in Malaysia: For What and for Whom?p. 437
Privatization in Africa: Prospects for Tanzaniap. 455
Indexp. 475
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ISBN: 9780415127059
ISBN-10: 041512705X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 29th June 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1

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