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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


Digital Applications in the Federal Government: The Social Security Administration, the Bureau of the Census, and the U.S. Postal Service

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 3: How Computers Changed the Work of American Public Sector Industries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195165869
eISBN:
9780199868025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165869.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the impact of IT on the work of the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Bureau of the Census, and the US Postal Service (USPS). All three organizations extensively use ... More


Internationalisation and Economic Institutions:: Comparing the European Experience

Mark Thatcher

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245680
eISBN:
9780191715273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245680.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The book examines when, how, and why internationalisation affects decisions about national economic institutions. It confronts questions at the heart of debates in political economy and comparative ... More


The Maze of Services Regulation

Tito Boeri, Micael Castanheira, Riccardo Faini, Vincenzo Galasso, Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Carcillo Stéphane, Jonathan Haskel, Giuseppe Nicoletti, Enrico Perotti, Carlo Scarpa, Lidia Tsyganok, and Christian Wey

in Structural Reforms Without Prejudices

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203628
eISBN:
9780191708169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203628.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Dismantling the dominant position of an incumbent firm is a daunting task. Liberalization is a difficult process that many European countries have implemented only as a consequence of Directives ... More


There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality

Philip F. Rubio

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833421
eISBN:
9781469604053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895733_rubio
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book brings to life the important but neglected story of African American postal workers and the critical role they played in the U.S. labor and black freedom movements. It integrates civil ... More


Liberalising through the back door: postal reform in Britain

Sandra Eckert

in The social face of the Regulatory State: Reforming public services in Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090318
eISBN:
9781781708897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090318.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter seven studies postal reform in Britain, which constitutes an outlier in the context of the liberal market economy. A first section explains why the process towards liberalisation and ... More


Delaying delivery: postal reform in France

Sandra Eckert

in The social face of the Regulatory State: Reforming public services in Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090318
eISBN:
9781781708897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090318.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter five presents the first country case study on postal reform in France. It explains why reform in the state-led market economy (SME) has come with significant delay, mainly as a response to ... More


Negotiating change: postal reform in Germany

Sandra Eckert

in The social face of the Regulatory State: Reforming public services in Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090318
eISBN:
9781781708897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090318.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter six examines the German reform path, which can best be described as negotiated change. It shows how dense patterns of interest organisation in the coordinated variant have influenced reform ... More


Varieties of postal reform and regulation in a comparative perspective

Sandra Eckert

in The social face of the Regulatory State: Reforming public services in Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090318
eISBN:
9781781708897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090318.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter eight engages in systematic comparison of postal reform in France, Germany and Britain. A first section summarises the politics of postal reform in the three countries, scrutinising the ... More


Service of Documents

Eva Storskrubb

in Civil Procedure and EU Law: A Policy Area Uncovered

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533176
eISBN:
9780191714504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533176.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter analyses the legislative history, main substantive content, and normative implications of Regulation of 29 May 2000 on the service in the Member Sates of judicial and extrajudicial ... More


A European model of public service regulation?

Sandra Eckert

in The social face of the Regulatory State: Reforming public services in Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090318
eISBN:
9781781708897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090318.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter four introduces the European context for policymaking in the public utilities. It questions whether a European model of public service regulation has emerged throughout the process of ... More


Communications

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by evaluating the forces of war, plague, and famine — which eroded the dominance of the courtly absolutist culture of France. It then examines Gersaint’s shop-sign and notes that ... More


The social face of the Regulatory State: Reforming public services in Europe

Sandra Eckert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090318
eISBN:
9781781708897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090318.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Capitalism in Europe is transformed as a result of liberalisation, privatisation and regulatory reform. Unravelling the state as service provider and employer has posed significant social policy ... More


Animal Requisition

Colin Adams

in Land Transport in Roman Egypt: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199203970
eISBN:
9780191708077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203970.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

After establishing the bureaucratic devices necessary to implement requisition, this chapter focuses on the processes of animal requisition. First it sets out Ptolemaic precedents for requisition, ... More


Distance Learning

Stephen Jones and Ilora Finlay

in Education in Palliative Care: Building a Culture of Learning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198569855
eISBN:
9780191730443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569855.003.0019
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The traditional image of distance (or open) learning is the correspondence course, where the student and the tutor/institution communicate intermittently by the use of paper and the postal service. ... More


Institutional Change and Development in Argentina

Alejandro Grimson, Ana Castellani, and Alexandre Roig

in Institutions Count: Their Role and Significance in Latin American Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273535
eISBN:
9780520954069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273535.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter focuses on Argentine institutions. These include a public institution responsible for linking Argentines domestically and with the world at large by means of highly specialized ... More


Introduction

in The Postal Age: The Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327204
eISBN:
9780226327228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327228.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the emergence of the postal culture in nineteenth-century America. In 1820 most Americans did not engage directly in any form of interactive, long-distance ... More


Using Competition in Network Industries

Robert Baldwin, Martin Cave, and Martin Lodge

in Understanding Regulation: Theory, Strategy, and Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199576081
eISBN:
9780191806698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199576081.003.0023
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on the use of competition in network industries, also known as the utilities sector that includes communications, energy, transport, and water. It first provides an overview of ... More


Citizens and Persons

James Bohman

in Immigration, Emigration, and Migration: NOMOS LVII

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479860951
eISBN:
9781479811151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860951.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This commentary questions whether the utopian model of the postal service adequately captures current possibilities for ending a growing system of domination built around the criminalization and ... More


An Imperial Communication Network: The State Correspondence of the Neo-Assyrian Empire

Karen Radner

in State Correspondence in the Ancient World: From New Kingdom Egypt to the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199354771
eISBN:
9780199354795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354771.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the Assyrian Empire which from the 9th to the late 7th century BC dominated the political history of the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean. The creation of an ... More


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