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The European Path to Radical Reform: Telecommunications in France, Germany, and Italy 1988–2005

Mark Thatcher

in Internationalisation and Economic Institutions:: Comparing the European Experience

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245680
eISBN:
9780191715273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245680.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter shows how and why policy forms of internationalisation helped to undermine well-entrenched institutions in France, Germany, and Italy that had survived previous attempts at reform. ... More


Liberalising the Letter: The Reform of Postal Services

Mark Thatcher

in Internationalisation and Economic Institutions:: Comparing the European Experience

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245680
eISBN:
9780191715273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245680.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Postal services seem an unlikely case for internationalisation. Postal institutions have deep national roots. Few transnational technological and economic developments have taken place, neither the ... More


Transformation and Convergence: Stock Exchanges in France, Germany, and Italy 1986–2005

Mark Thatcher

in Internationalisation and Economic Institutions:: Comparing the European Experience

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245680
eISBN:
9780191715273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245680.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Between 1986 and 2005, rapid and sweeping changes broke with long-standing sectoral institutions for securities trading in France, Germany, and Italy. Stock exchanges were privatised, legal ... More


British Telecommunications: From Laggard to Leader

Mark Thatcher

in Internationalisation and Economic Institutions:: Comparing the European Experience

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245680
eISBN:
9780191715273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245680.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter argues that Britain followed its own distinct route to reform in telecommunications, in similar fashion to securities trading. Despite large-scale failures of supply, arising in part ... More


The Making of a Social Class: The Post‐Soviet Bourgeoisie

Graeme Gill

in Bourgeoisie, State and Democracy: Russia, Britain, France, Germany, and the USA

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544684
eISBN:
9780191719912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544684.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter looks at the origins of the post-Soviet bourgeoisie. It analyses the way it emerged during perestroika, and especially the role of the party state and its resources in both the shaping ... More


Regulating Privatization

Michael Moran

in The British Regulatory State: High Modernism and Hyper-Innovation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247578
eISBN:
9780191601996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247579.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter argues that the system of privatisation regulation reflects the age of hyper-innovation in British government. The onset of hyper-innovation played a key role in the collapse of a club ... More


Media Regulation, Public Interest and the Law

Mike Feintuck and Mike Varney

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621668
eISBN:
9780748670987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621668.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Regulation of the media has traditionally been premised upon claims of ‘the public interest’, yet the term itself remains contested and generally ill defined. In the context of technological ... More


Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Jean-Marie Baland and Jean-Philippe Platteau

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book focuses on the efficient and equitable management of local or village-level natural resources. It is divided into two parts. Part 1 provides an in-depth analysis on the optimal use of ... More


The Customer Corporation

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The stake‐holding view of the nature and purposes of corporations applies most forcefully to monopoly public utilities. This chapter analyses some of the problems of utility regulation and proposes a ... More


Restructuring Pensions for the Twenty-first Century: The United States’ Social Security Debate

Gordon L. Clark

in Pension Security in the 21st Century: Redrawing the Public-Private Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199261765
eISBN:
9780191601248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261768.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter focuses on the debates over the privatisation of Social Security in the United States. It is argued that privatisation alone will not improve Social Security’s finances nor raise returns ... More


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