Limits to Privatization

Limits to Privatization

How to Avoid Too Much of A Good Thing : A Report to the Club of Rome

eBook - 2005
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Limits to Privatization is the first thorough audit of privatizations from around the world. It outlines the historical emergence of globalization and liberalization, and from analyses of over 50 case studies of best- and worst-case experiences of privatization, it provides guidance for policy and action that will restore and maintain the right balance between the powers and responsibilities of the state, the private sector and the increasingly important role of civil society.The result is a book of major importance that challenges one of the orthodoxies of our day and provides a benchmark for future debate.

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Your electricity may be privatized. Your roads may be privatized. Perhaps even your country's defense may be privatized. Are you uncomfortable yet? The international team that assembled the papers presented here is indeed. They describe the evidence that privatization may work in theory and even in practice but that its failure can leave entire countries without basic infrastructure or services. They present a variety of case studies relating to natural resources and related industries, network industries, and services such as waste disposal, insurance, culture and media, health, education, pensions, police and security, followed by a series of articles on privatization in context at the general and regional level and the governance of privatization through regulation, municipal democracy, government-business cooperation and other means. Distributed by Stylus. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2005
ISBN: 9781417583140
Characteristics: 1 v


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