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Public Sector Economics and the Need for Reforms

Apostolis Philippopoulos (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034449
eISBN:
9780262332361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034449.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The public sector has grown substantially in the last fifty years. In the euro area total government expenditures have been around 50% of GDP since the early 2000s, resulting in a growing tax burden, ... More


Governing the central nervous system of the global economy: telecommunications policy

Paula Chakravartty and Katharine Sarikakis

in Media Policy and Globalization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618491
eISBN:
9780748670970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618491.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides an overview of telecommunications policy reform primarily focusing on experiences in the global South, with an emphasis on the political and economic context of Brazil, China ... More


Privatizations

Marko Dimitrijević and Timothy Mistele

in Frontier Investor: How to Prosper in the Next Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170444
eISBN:
9780231542357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170444.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Explores investments in privatizations, from the eastern European voucher programs of the 1990s to current efforts by many frontier markets to privatize state-owned assets.


Big Screens, Little Acts: Transformations in the Structures and Operations of Public Address

Justin Clemens, Christopher Dodds, and Adam Nash

in Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208920
eISBN:
9789888313839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208920.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter demonstrates how the introduction of large screens to contemporary public spaces function to assimilate diverse arts, commercial, and public forms into a conservative regime. On the one ... More


Genealogies of Misfortune

Manduhai Buyandelger

in Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The chapter explores connections among postsocialism, neoliberal capitalism, and shamanism. The author traces the multiple contexts behind current misfortunes by revealing the cumulative ... More


The privatization of justice: dispute resolution as a domain of political competition

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 5 explores how Cairo’s political notables began to resolve disputes among the city’s population during the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, encroaching on the jurisdictions of ... More


Introduction: the UK’s relationship with the EU

Janice Morphet

in How Europe shapes British public policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300465
eISBN:
9781447310846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300465.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reviews the UK’s relationship with EU before and since its membership in 1972. It argues that the UK joined the EU with its head rather than its heart. It considers this with the EU’s ... More


Trade and competition

Janice Morphet

in How Europe shapes British public policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300465
eISBN:
9781447310846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300465.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reviews the role of the EU in negotiating trade settlements for the member states. It discusses the pathway to the current position, including the role of the UK in supporting the EU’s ... More


The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos

Karen Piper

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695423
eISBN:
9781452949635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695423.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you could not afford the water from your tap? What if your water bill was a third of your monthly income, and you had to choose between water and food? ... More


Labour in Romania and Ukraine:: two approaches to managing worker discontent

Mihai Varga

in Worker protests in post-communist Romania and Ukraine: Striking with tied hands

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091124
eISBN:
9781781707777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091124.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 2 is intended to give the reader the contextual information concerning the selection of specific Romanian and Ukrainian metal sub-sectors for carrying out a study of union strategies in ... More


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