Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Shrinking the State
The Political Underpinnings of Privatization

$113.00 (C)

  • Date Published: November 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521630801

$ 113.00 (C)
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Privatization has spread worldwide during the 1980s and 1990s, reshaping the balance between state and market in many countries. This book provides a comparative political analysis of privatization in the UK, United States and France. The authors argue that privatization is a political phenomenon and should be analyzed as such, rather than as an economic response to the growth of the state and the cost of state provision. The book will be of interest to students of politics, economics, public policy and business studies, as well as to policy-makers and business consultants.

    • Concise, accessible account of the reasons for privatization programmes in three major countries: the US, UK and France
    • Views privatization as a political phenomenon, rather than a purely economic one. Looks at the ideologies of the privatizers
    • Few other books take such a broad comparative view, across industries and countries. Of great relevance to developments in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "...Shrinking the State will stand as a model of the way careful comparative theoretical and empirical work can shed new light on an important contemporary debate, and cut through the easy assumptions of conventional thinking. It will be of interest to students and scholars in politics, economics, and a number of other social sciences, and will be required reading in my graduate comparative politics seminar." Review of Radical Political Economics

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521630801
    • length: 192 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 10 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Privatization and theories of state growth
    2. The political underpinnings of privatization
    3. The UK: from pragmatic to systemic privatization
    4. France: from pragmatic to tactical privatization
    5. The United States: the co-optation of pragmatic initiatives by agents of systemic change
    6. The boundaries of privatization.

  • Authors

    Harvey Feigenbaum, George Washington University, Washington DC

    Jeffrey Henig, Georgetown University, Washington DC

    Chris Hamnett, King's College London

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×