Privatising Development

Author: Michael Likosky
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004143319
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This book looks at the shift since the 1980s away from state-financed and towards privatised international infrastructure projects. An interdisciplinary group of contributors look at the relationship between privatisation and human rights in diverse national settings and in multiple sectors of the economy. These issues are explored through international organisation frameworks and internal policies, legislative guides, contracts, and public-private partnerships. The roles of the World Bank, MIGA, export credit agencies, the UN Commission on International Trade Law, credit ratings agencies, international banks, TNCs, NGOs, community groups and state agencies are examined.

Development Centre Studies Privatisation In Sub Saharan Africa Where Do We Stand

Author: Berthélemy Jean-Claude
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264020381
Size: 31.83 MB
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This book examines recent progress made in the region’s privatisation effort in Sub-Saharan Africa. With cumulative proceeds of privatisation accounting for just $8 billion compared to $46 billion in transition economies over the same period, it is ...

Privatisation And Development

Author: Claude V. Chang
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754648796
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This book highlights the constraints to development in poorer countries attendant upon a policy of privatisation-at-all-cost and in so doing suggests a new relevance to the theory - one that extends beyond its earlier theoretical constructs to include a sharing of the benefits and opportunities with citizens.

Privatising The State

Author: Béatrice Hibou
ISBN: 9781850656890
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Privatisation is supposed to bring about the retreat of the state. But what happens when the state privatises itself and even its core functions - tax collection, internal security, customs - are auctioned to the highest bidder? Does this imply a weakening of the state? Or, rather, does it lead to a scrutiny and control? The contributors to this work examine these phenomena in the former Second and Third World (Central and Eastern Europe, China and other parts of Asia and Africa) highlighting the very different ways in which continuing state interference and privatisation are implemented. What we are witnessing, according to this study, is not the eclipse of the state under the impact of globalisation but the end of the relatively short era of the development state and its commanding role. privatisation does not necessarily lead to a weakening of state control; it leads to new, and often more informal, forms of interference and influence, and it is these that are the book's central theme.

Privatisation And Structural Change In Transition Economies

Author: Y. Kalyuzhnova
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230378331
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Privatisation and Structural Change in Transition Economies brings together specialists from different areas (governance, regulation, macro-econometrics, micro-econometrics, enterprise culture, foreign direct investment, technology transfer) to focus on the many different aspects of the privatization process in transition economies. The book does not dwell on the administrative or procedural aspects of privatisation. Instead it attempts to understand the bigger picture in terms of underlying policy environment and supporting legal and economic measures which helped to a large extent to determine the eventual success or failure of privatization programmes.

Community Development As Micropolitics

Author: Akwugo Emejulu
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447313186
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A critical examination of the contradictory ideas and practices that have shaped community development in the US and the UK. It exposes a problematic politics that have farreaching consequences for those committed to working for social justice.

Privatizing Prisons

Author: Professor Adrian L James, Professor
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446234648
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This book makes public, for the first time, a full account of the development of the privatization of prisons, centred on the only full-scale empirical study yet to have been undertaken in Britain. After providing an up-to-date overview of the development of private sector involvement in penal practice in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe and Australia, the authors go on to describe the first two years in the life of Wolds Remand Prison - the first private prison in Britain. They look at the daily life for remand prisoners, assess the duties and morale of staff and compare the workings of Wolds to a new local prison in the public sector. The authors conclude by discussing some of the practical and theoretical issues to have emerged from contracting out, ethical issues surrounding the whole privatization debate and implications for the future of the prison system and penal policy.