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Privatization: NOMOS LX

Jack Knight and Melissa Schwartzberg (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In Privatization, a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars in political science, law and philosophy examine the implications of transferring state-provided or state-owned goods and ... More


Introduction

Melissa Schwartzberg

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the volume. It contextualizes the papers and sets out the organizational logic for the volume as a whole, presenting brief summaries of each chapter.


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


From precarious employment to precarious retirement: neoliberal health and long-term care in the United States

Larry Polivka and Baozhen Luo

in Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Neoliberal political economies have emerged across the west over the last 40 years. This development has been driven by several forces including public policy regimes that prioritize privatization of ... 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


“Happy Housewives”: Gender, Class, and Psychological Self-Help in China

Jie Yang

in Chinese Discourses on Happiness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455720
eISBN:
9789888455515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455720.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes representations of “happy housewives” in popular psychological self-help media in order to examine the relationship between gender, psychology and privatization in 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.


Some (Largely) Ignored Problems With Privatization

Debra Satz

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

More than efficiency and accountability are at stake in the decision to contract out publicly provided goods or publicly owned resources. This chapter makes the case for considering two other aspects ... More


In Defense of Accountability as a Lens to Perceive Privatization’s Problems: Some Examples From Military and Security Privatization

Laura A. Dickinson

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter responds to Debra Satz’s paper. It argues that a more expansive conception of accountability, which addresses the structural transformation of governance, includes concerns about ... More


Why Privatization Matters: The Democratic Case Against Privatization

Alon Harel

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Under the traditional view, the decision to privatize hinges exclusively on the question of who is most likely to make the just or correct decision: a public official or a private entity. This ... More


Privatization and the Ought/State Gap

Peter Jaworski

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that institutions have only instrumental value, and must be evaluated – empirically – by reference to their outcomes. Moreover, Jaworski suggests, the values of equality and ... More


Privatization Without Profit?

Chiara Cordelli

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter disputes the conception of privatization as delegation to privately owned enterprises rather than state ownership; rather, the author argues that privatization is better understood as ... More


Coercion and Privatization

Jessica Flanigan

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defends a moral presumption against the governmental provision of services. This non-instrumentalist defense of privatization contrasts with non-instrumentalist defenses of the ... More


Privatization as State Transformation

Henry Farrell

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that rather than constraining the state, replacing political inefficiencies with market competition, privatization has transformed the nature of state control to emphasize ... More


Public-Sector Management is Complicated: Comment on Farrell

Joseph Heath

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter holds that the pre-history of this wave – the phase of “corporatization” of state-owned enterprises – served as the true driver of the changes Henry Farrell identifies, such as increased ... More


Freedom, Responsibility, and Privatization

Eric Macgilvray

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that the logic of a principled distinction between public and private presupposes the existence of a liberal state, and that the key value liberals have typically appealed to in ... More


Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without (Some) Private Enforcement?

Gillian K. Hadfield and Barry R. Weingast

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argue against the presumptive priority of government even in the domain of law: in recent work, the authors have developed a framework for analyzing law in which they suggest that the ... More


What Is Politics Without the State?: A Reply to Hadfield and Weingast

Alex Gourevitch

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter replies to Hadfield and Weingast, characterizing their model as a first, promising example of “Leninist game theory” – how a stateless utopia can nonetheless sustain the enforcement of ... More


Privatizing War

Cécile Fabre

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Friends and foes of the privatization of norm enforcement share a commitment to the rule of law. Its moderate friends believe that norm enforcement can comply with the rule of law even if it is ... More


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


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