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- ISBN: 9780415086301 | 0415086302
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 11/15/1993
The question of whether privatization has worked has only recently begun to be answered. Earlier studies of privatization have been largely concerned with a theoretical analysis of privatization policy.The Political Economy of Privatisationis the most comprehensive and up to date survey of the experience of privatization programs in practice over the last ten years. The contributors provide an international analysis of the extensive privatization of the public sector in the advanced industrial countries; the rapid marketization of the East European countries; and the pressures upon developing countries to adopt deregulation and privatization as the route towards economic growth. The results demonstrate that privatization far from being a uniform process can take many forms, from wholesale denationalization to the contracting of competitive tendering.