Limits to Privatization: How to Avoid Too Much of a Good Thing : a Report to the Club of Rome

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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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Contents

Privatization in Many Sectors
15
Privatization in Context
173
Governance of Privatization
289
Conclusion
348
About the Editors and Authors
363
Notes
369
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
378
References
383
Index
407
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Ernst Ulrich von Weizs cker is dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara and a former member of the German Bundestag. Oran R. Young is a professor in the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Matthias Finger is chair and professor of Management of Network Industries at the College of Management, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, as well as dean of the School of Continuing Education, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Marianne Barheim is assistant professor at the Free University Berlin, Institute for Political Science.

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