Beyond Privatization

Author by : Lester M. Salamon
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Urban Insitute
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Beyond Privatization

Author by : Asha Gupta
Languange : en
Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : This study promises to take the reader on a privatization drive: it covers the political, economic and socio-cultural dimensions and points out the impediments and hazards on the way, providing a preview of the path ahead. Asha Gupta provides insights into the UK, East Germany, post-communist societies, developing countries and India.


Beyond Privatization

Author by : Natalija Kazlauskiene
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Beyond Privatization

Author by : Bjorn Wellenius
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : World Bank Discussion Paper No. 341.In 1994, Mexico successfully completed a first phase of telecommunications reforms, which included the privatization of its state-owned telephone company. This report provides a concise overview of the second wave of reforms that began in 1995 and tracks related key events to May 1996. This second phase opened the markets to competition, ensuring a greater diversity and better quality of services.


Beyond Privatization

Author by : Gary Wolff
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Cambodia For Sale

Author by : Will Brehm
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Cambodia for Sale: Everyday Privatization in Education and Beyond details a post-conflict society that socializes children into a world of private rather than public goods. Despite the government's best efforts since the 1990s to re-constitute a functioning system of public services, life remains organized around buying and selling virtually everything, from humanitarian aid to schooling and from religious good deeds to irrigation. Through an ethnography of one village, Cambodia for Sale argues that efforts to rebuild Cambodia after decades of conflict have resulted in various forms of everyday privatization. Although this is most notable in the education system, these practices of privatization can be found in multiple institutions that constitute social life, from the Buddhist pagoda to local government. The various efforts of international development are as much at fault for this reality as are the legacies of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. This argument unfolds through the life stories of six residents of the Preah Go village, who collectively depict everyday life through overlapping village institutions, systems, and histories. This is an insightful and valuable reference for scholars interested in educational development, Southeast Asian studies, and comparative education.


Critical Small Schools

Author by : Maria Hantzopoulos
Languange : en
Publisher by : IAP
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Description : Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatization in New York City Urban Educational Reform features the most current empirical research about the successes and challenges of the small schools movement and the implications of such for urban public educational policy. Situated in a climate of hierarchical reform, many of the principles of the original small schools movement?—which are rooted in community participation, innovative pedagogies and assessment, and equity and social justice?—have become obscured by an educational agenda that emphasizes top-down mandates and standards-based reform. With the increased popularity and the rapid proliferation of small schools, the emphasis on ?‘size only?’ has resulted in a bifurcation of the small schools movement; on one end are the small schools which have embraced the democratic, participatory, and self-governing nature of the original movement, while on the other end are schools that have simply reduced their size without rethinking school structures and practices. This book distinguishes the small schools featured and researched in this volume from schools that are simply small and labels them ?“critical small schools.?” By documenting the practices that take place in various critical small schools in New York City, we show how these schools have narrowed the achievement gap and increased graduation and college acceptance rates. Although smallness is an essential feature in the design of these schools, it is certainly not the only one and this volume illuminates the other elements that contribute to these schools?’ successes and shortcomings. Critical Small Schools also challenges the recent emphasis on charter schools as a panacea for urban educational reform. By featuring research about the inner workings of public schools, this volume challenges this new direction that steers successful school development away from public education. Moreover, as every site is fraught with some tension, Critical Small Schools not only offers glimpses into intellectually vibrant and democratic learning communities, but also acknowledges that these concepts are not static and necessitate continual reflection and renewal. At this pivotal moment in educational reform, this volume provides keen insight into the challenges and possibilities of the small schools movement and is indispensable for anyone interested in comprehensive public school reform.


The Privatization Of Public Utilities

Author by : Leonard S. Hyman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pennwell Books
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Description : Complete coverage of privatization...Master the basics and then learn how to take action, make deals, and get the job done right: industry restructuring, after-sale issues, regulation, investment banking, stock market analysis, accounting, and more. Gain practical insights and guidance from internationally known utility industry executives, financiers, and consultants. Case studies from around the globe illustrate the weaknesses and strengths of privatization strategies.


Retiring The State

Author by : Raúl L. Madrid
Languange : en
Publisher by : Stanford University Press
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Description : In the 1990s, numerous Latin American nations privatized their public pension systems. These reforms dramatically transformed the way these countries provide retirement income, and they provoked widespread protests from workers and pensioners alike. Retiring the State represents the first book-length study of the origins of this surprising trend. Drawing on original field research, including interviews with key policymakers, Madrid argues that the recent reforms were driven not by social policy, but by macroeconomic concerns. Countries facing growing financial pressures chose to privatize their pension systems largely to boost their domestic savings rates and reduce public pension spending in the long run. The author explores his arguments through detailed case studies of pension reform in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, a survey of social security privatization efforts in East Europe and Latin America as a whole, and a quantitative analysis of pension privatization worldwide.


Security Privatization

Author by : Oldrich Bures
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book widens the current debate on security privatization by examining how and why an increasing number of private actors beyond private military and security companies (PMSCs) have come to perform various security related functions. While PMSCs provide security for profit, most other private sector stakeholders make a profit by selling goods and services that were not originally connected with security in the traditional sense. However, due to the continuous introduction of new legal and technical regulations by public authorities, many non-security-related private businesses now have to perform at least some security functions. This volume offers new insights into security practices of non-security-related private businesses and their impact on security governance. The contributions extend beyond the conceptual and theoretical arguments in the existing body of literature to offer a range of original case studies on the specific roles of non-security-related private companies of all sizes, from all areas of business and from different geographic regions.


Beyond Market Socialism

Author by : Ken-ichi Imai
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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An Assessment Of The Privatization Of Child Welfare Services

Author by : Madelyn Freundlich
Languange : en
Publisher by : Child Welfare League of Amer
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Description : Many government bodies and policymakers have embraced privatization of child welfare services, while others question whether privatization is truly more cost effective or provides the best services. An Assessment of the Privatization of Child Welfare reports on six states' efforts to privatize their child welfare systems and their varying levels of success. This research documents the rich experiences of a variety of communities that have moved to private service delivery and will help child welfare practitioners everywhere understand what privatization can -- and cannot -- do to help them help children. Book jacket.


Beyond The Privatisation Debate

Author by : Peter Botsman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Road To Privatization Of Higher Education In China

Author by : Li Wang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This book makes both empirical and conceptual contributions to the debate on privatization of higher education in China. Empirically, it aims to fill a gap in our knowledge of privatization of higher education in North China. To this end, Beijing was chosen as a case for analysis, and nine local higher educational institutions were visited. The case study strategy is also complemented by an extensive review of national policies to reveal problems beyond the specific case of Beijing and of national concern. The effects of the cultural and socioeconomic background and the unique state-party controlling system on higher education management are stressed. Conceptually, most existing studies on privatization of higher education in China adopt a policy analysis approach, while research on privatization of other public sectors or in other countries is frequently guided by economic theories. This book thus seeks to combine both social policy and econometric approaches to provide a systematic and detailed investigation of the privatization process in the context of higher education. It also improves examines the applicability of western theories in the Chinese context.


Going Beyond Transition Models

Author by : Lindsay Kaye Whitfield
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Privatization Process In East Central Europe

Author by : Michal Mejstrík
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : It is beyond any doubt that East-Central European countries such as Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia has dramatically changed its shape through its radical transition from centrally planned to the market economies in last 7 years. Many economists divide the process of economic transformation into areas of Stabilization, Liberalization, and Privatization/Restructuring. The traditional view is that stabilization and liberalization can be achieved rather quickly-by balancing budgets, balance of payments, tightening money supply, freeing prices and liberalizing trade-but that the area of privatization is one that could be moved to the future and will require much more time. Until 1991, none of the post-communist nations except former East Germany (which had a large decree of support from West Germany) had succeeded in privatizing large numbers of enterprises, even though more than two years had passed since the changes in government in these nations. The privatization has been, however, seen as an extremely important part of reform package together with stabilization and liberalization especially in the Czech Republic from the very beginning. The Czechs originally as a part of the Czechoslovak Federal Republic embarked on an unprecedented path that should have lead not only to stabilization and liberalization, but also to very rapid, mass privatization of its sector of large enterprises that have dominated its economy to an extreme extent.


Security Privatization

Author by : Oldrich Bures
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book widens the current debate on security privatization by examining how and why an increasing number of private actors beyond private military and security companies (PMSCs) have come to perform various security related functions. While PMSCs provide security for profit, most other private sector stakeholders make a profit by selling goods and services that were not originally connected with security in the traditional sense. However, due to the continuous introduction of new legal and technical regulations by public authorities, many non-security-related private businesses now have to perform at least some security functions. This volume offers new insights into security practices of non-security-related private businesses and their impact on security governance. The contributions extend beyond the conceptual and theoretical arguments in the existing body of literature to offer a range of original case studies on the specific roles of non-security-related private companies of all sizes, from all areas of business and from different geographic regions.


Egypt

Author by : Philip Moore
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Rethinking Municipal Privatization

Author by : Oliver D. Cooke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book examines one of the most high-profile municipal privatizations—the privatization of New York City’s Central Park. The fiscal crisis of the 1970s established the political and cultural opening for privatizations, which were justified on the basis of increasing efficiency. However, as Cooke demonstrates, these justifications were deliberately blind to the social and economic implication of privatization. This fascinating account moves beyond the hackneyed pro- versus anti-privatization debate by reconceptualizing the park’s privatization as an ensemble of contradictory class effects. It also highlights the immense theoretical and policy space for radically reconsidering and rethinking privatization processes in both the municipal and global contexts.


International Handbook On Privatization

Author by : David Parker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : Privatization has dominated industrial restructuring programs since the 1980s and continues to do so. This authoritative and accessible Handbook considers all aspects of this key issue, including: the theory of privatization; privatization in transition, developed and developing economies; as well the economic regulation of privatized industries.


Beyond Public View

Author by : Beverley Newbold
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Security Beyond The State

Author by : Rita Abrahamsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Across the globe, from mega-cities to isolated resource enclaves, the provision and governance of security takes place within assemblages that are de-territorialized in terms of actors, technologies, norms and discourses. They are embedded in a complex transnational architecture, defying conventional distinctions between public and private, global and local. Drawing on theories of globalization and late modernity, along with insights from criminology, political science and sociology, Security Beyond the State maps the emergence of the global private security sector and develops a novel analytical framework for understanding these global security assemblages. Through in-depth examinations of four African countries – Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa – it demonstrates how global security assemblages affect the distribution of social power, the dynamics of state stability, and the operations of the international political economy, with significant implications for who gets secured and how in a global era.


Beyond Structural Adjustment

Author by : Felipe A. Noguera
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Most contemporary economic theory is devoid of development perspective. Conventional economics becomes an apology for a status quo reproduction of colonial-type dependencies. If we accept the epistemological view of philosophy which recognizes historical economies in terms of social formation, it is not difficult to grasp the notion that the present conjuncture is characterised by profound and fundamental change. The change is producing a new system for wealth creation. It is not unlike the transformation from Agrarian Society, with its attendant slavery and feudal modes of production.


International Influence Beyond Conditionality

Author by : Rachel A. Epstein
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The European Union’s (EU) membership conditionality has been perceived as a highly effective means of influence on non-member states in the run-up to the 2004 and 2007 enlargements. According to the incentive-based explanation that dominates the literature, conditionality has been particularly effective when the EU offered a credible membership incentive and when governments did not consider the domestic costs of compliance threatening to their hold on power. This volume challenges much of the existing work on EU enlargement and postcommunist transition, however, by testing the conditionality thesis in the post-accession setting. Whereas a conditionality hypothesis would predict deteriorating compliance among the newest member states, several contributions here actually find the opposite. Enduring compliance among postcommunist states with the acquis, as well as with less formally institutionalized EU preferences for economic liberalization and minority protection, calls into question the role that conditionality plays in eliciting conformity. Simultaneously, support for the conditionality hypothesis in areas such as political party development and EU relations with Turkey and the western Balkans suggests conditionality’s effects vary across countries and issues. As the first study to systematically examine the relationship between international institutions and postcommunist states after enlargement, this volume provides new insights into how external actors exercise their power in domestic politics. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.


Beyond The Citizen S Charter

Author by : Ian Bynoe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Institute for Public Policy Research
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Water Regimes

Author by : Dominique Lorrain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In recent years the water sector has undergone profound institutional, economic and political transformations. Some countries have encouraged privatization of water services, but in many cases this has provoked adverse reaction to such a neoliberal and market-based approach to this common shared but essential resource. This book goes beyond the ideology of the public versus private water regime debate, by focusing on the results of these types of initiatives to provide better water services, particularly in urban settings. It provides numerous examples of alternative models, to show who is responsible for implementing such systems and what are their social, institutional and technical-scientific characteristics. Policies are analysed in terms of their implications for employees and residents. The book presents a new combinatory approach of water regimes, based on several international case studies (Argentina, Bolivia, China, France, Germany, India, South Africa and the USA, plus a comparison of three cities in Africa) presenting specific challenges for water models. These case studies demonstrate the successes and problems of a range of private sector involvements in the provision of water services, and provide examples of how small-scale systems can compare with larger-scale more technical systems.