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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


Gender, pensions and the lifecourse: How pensions need to adapt to changing family forms

Jay Ginn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343383
eISBN:
9781447302421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343383.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

An emerging consensus sees British pension policy as unravelling. Yet the gender impact of expanding private pension provision and relying increasingly on means-testing has been largely overlooked. ... 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


Some Concluding Reflections on the Privatization of Common Property Resources

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

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

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents some conclusions on the privatisation of common property resources. It argues that the property rights school confuses property regimes in which a resource is free for the ... More


Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Michael Ironside and Roger Seifert

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Throughout the 1980s Mrs. Thatcher dominated political life in the UK and Thatcherism became the shorthand for a series of political initiatives all over the world. Most accounts of these years have ... More


Provision of Social Services in Chile: A Search for a New Model

DAGMAR RACZYNSKI

in Social Provision in Low-Income Countries: New Patterns and Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242191
eISBN:
9780191697050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242191.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Over the past decade, Chile has developed a sound economy and experienced social development, which are manifested through the decline in poverty rates, an increased employment level, and a greater ... More


Towards Global Governance

Deepak Nayyar

in Governing Globalization: Issues and Institutions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254033
eISBN:
9780191698187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254033.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions were created in an altogether different context. The countries that created tehm wanted to improve the living conditions of their people through ... More


The Redistribution of the Costs and Benefits of Transition

Grzegorz W. Kolodko

in From Shock to Therapy: The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297437
eISBN:
9780191685354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297437.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Two risks are involved in privatisation: first, the requirement to come up with the highest possible revenue demands quick selling outcomes and the compromise of potentially long-run developments; ... More


Transition Policy and Development Strategy

Grzegorz W. Kolodko

in From Shock to Therapy: The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297437
eISBN:
9780191685354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297437.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Consistent and creditworthy organisational design is crucial in the furtherance and success of transformation in all aspects of a certain country. Transition is viewed as a means to reinvent a system ... More


Transition from Plan to Market: Concept and Implementation

Grzegorz W. Kolodko

in From Shock to Therapy: The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297437
eISBN:
9780191685354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297437.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the course of presenting arguments pertaining to socialism, reforms and capitalism, this chapter conducts comparative studies of private ownership and management as well as state ownership and ... More


Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Britain led the way for much of the world with industrial privatisation during the 1980s. Yet the historical origins of the process that was being reversed have rarely been examined. This is a study ... More


Voluntary sector in transition: Hard times or new opportunities?

Linda Milbourne

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847427236
eISBN:
9781447310952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427236.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Voluntary and community organisations have attracted growing interest, as governments pare back the public sphere and welfare spending and locate ‘solutions’ with civil society and the private ... More


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