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Whose Utility? : Public Policy and Management - John Ernst

Whose Utility?

Public Policy and Management

Paperback Published: 1st June 1994
ISBN: 9780335192670
Number Of Pages: 240

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An in-depth analysis of the impact of public utility privatization on ordinary consumers. This text traces the history of energy and water privatization and documents the community and consumer sectors' various attempts to influence the structure of privatization and regulation. It provides data on the energy and water utilities over the first period of privatization and shows that the benefits and costs of privatization have not been shared equally. Low income consumers have been particularly adversly affected and the regressive outcomes of privatization have undercut the gains that domestic comsumers have made in some areas of service provision. Concluding with an overview of the British experiment of energy and water privatization, the author argues that the privatization settlements reached by successive Conservative governments with the privatized utility companies are seriously flawed, and that the British model of privatization is inappropriate to the domain of essential public utility service.

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"...constitutes a valuable effort to appraise the effects of privatization." - The Journal of Energy Literature

The process and structure of public utility privatization in Britain
Public utilities services and regulation objectives and outcomes of the privatization of public utilities prices and tariff structures
The management of debt and disconnection consumer protection and representation
Public utility privatization in perspective - policy and paradigm change
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ISBN: 9780335192670
ISBN-10: 033519267X
Series: Public Policy and Management
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 1994
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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