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: 20.72 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
Size: 58.83 MB
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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.

The Privatization Of The Oceans

Author: Rögnvaldur Hannesson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262083348
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Why exclusive use rights—in particular, individual transferable quotas—provide the most efficient way to use fishing resources; theory plus case studies of ITQs in six countries.

Privatizing Water

Author: Karen Bakker
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801467004
Size: 12.97 MB
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Water supply privatization was emblematic of the neoliberal turn in development policy in the 1990s. Proponents argued that the private sector could provide better services at lower costs than governments; opponents questioned the risks involved in delegating control over a life-sustaining resource to for-profit companies. Private-sector activity was most concentrated-and contested-in large cities in developing countries, where the widespread lack of access to networked water supplies was characterized as a global crisis. In Privatizing Water, Karen Bakker focuses on three questions: Why did privatization emerge as a preferred alternative for managing urban water supply? Can privatization fulfill its proponents' expectations, particularly with respect to water supply to the urban poor? And, given the apparent shortcomings of both privatization and conventional approaches to government provision, what are the alternatives? In answering these questions, Bakker engages with broader debates over the role of the private sector in development, the role of urban communities in the provision of "public" services, and the governance of public goods. She introduces the concept of "governance failure" as a means of exploring the limitations facing both private companies and governments. Critically examining a range of issues-including the transnational struggle over the human right to water, the "commons" as a water-supply-management strategy, and the environmental dimensions of water privatization-Privatizing Water is a balanced exploration of a critical issue that affects billions of people around the world.

Privatisation In Developing Countries

Author: Paul Cook
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
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These volumes not only serve as essential reference works for students but also contain thought-provoking articles on the chosen themes. Journal of Social and Economic Development The two volumes are definitely recommended reading for researchers and other parties interested in the subject. Some of the articles are of a technical nature, especially the theoretical ones, but the general reader is also catered for. Gertrude Makhaya, International Review of Applied Economics In recent decades, privatisation has been a key policy instrument in the move to more market-based economic systems in all parts of the developing world. Privatisation, however, has not necessarily been accompanied by an increase in market competition. In recent years, many public utilities have been privatised as monopolies and in addition regulatory systems have been developed to restrict their market power and protect the interests of consumers. These authoritative volumes bring together a collection of important papers that have shed new theoretical and empirical insights into privatisation and regulation and have provided new policy perspectives in relation to developing countries. Privatisation in Developing Countries will appeal to policymakers and researchers at the forefront of economic policy debates in developing countries.

Privatisation And Structural Change In Transition Economies

Author: Y. Kalyuzhnova
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230378331
Size: 72.49 MB
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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.

Financial Development And Economic Growth

Author: Niels Hermes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135635447
Size: 55.72 MB
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This collection brings together a collection of theoretical and empirical findings on aspects of financial development and economic growth in developing countries. The book is divided into two parts: the first identifies and analyses the major theoretical issues using examples from developing countries to illustrate how these work in practice; the second part looks at the implications for financial policy in developing countries.

Privatizing The State

Author: Béatrice Hibou
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231134644
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In the new global political economy, "privatization" names a transformation of the roles of public and private actors with the goal of reforming government policies and economic aid programs. It is an objective, a slogan, a fetish. But what does it signify? On the one hand, it refers to the process of changing industries, businesses, and services from governmental or public ownership to private agencies. But privatization now also extends to what are normally the prerogatives of national states: taxation, customs, internal security, national defense, and peace negotiations. In much of the literature, privatization is associated with the retreat, decline, or even demise of the state. Using Max Weber's concept of delegation, or "discharge," as a point of departure, Hibou and the contributors of this volume propose an alternative view, interpreting the contemporary restructuring of economic and political relations in much of the world as "the privatization of the state." This book challenges received ideas about the process of globalization and its presumed homogenization by suggesting that rather than weakening the powers of the state, privatization actually strengthens it. With examples from Russia, Poland, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa, the book questions the supposed inefficiency of states in regulating capitalism and the role economic and financial knowledge play as substitutes for political and social analysis.