Privatisation in the European Union

Public Enterprises and Integration

  • Judith Clifton
  • Francisco Comín
  • Daniel Díaz Fuentes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Judith Clifton, Francisco Comín, Daniel Díaz Fuentes
    Pages 1-4
  3. Judith Clifton, Francisco Comín, Daniel Díaz Fuentes
    Pages 5-43
  4. Judith Clifton, Francisco Comín, Daniel Díaz Fuentes
    Pages 45-81
  5. Judith Clifton, Francisco Comín, Daniel Díaz Fuentes
    Pages 83-102
  6. Judith Clifton, Francisco Comín, Daniel Díaz Fuentes
    Pages 103-137
  7. Judith Clifton, Francisco Comín, Daniel Díaz Fuentes
    Pages 139-140
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 141-173

About this book

Introduction

Judith Clifton, Francisco Comín and Daniel Díaz Fuentes in Privatisation in the European Union reject the two dominant explanations provided in literature, which include a simple 'Americanisation' of policy and a 'varied' privatisation experience without a common driving force. Using a systematic comparative analysis of privatisation experiences in each country from the 1980s to the beginning of the twenty first century, the authors show how the process of European integration and the need for internationally competitive industries have constituted key driving forces in the quest for privatisation across the EU. As privatisation slows down at the turn of the millennium, what future can citizens expect for public enterprises?
Privatisation in the European Union is essential reading for researchers, students and policy-makers interested in privatisation, EU policy and the history of public enterprises.

Keywords

European Union (EU) Integration Policy competition european integration paraplucon paraplupub privatisation

Authors and affiliations

  • Judith Clifton
    • 1
    • 2
  • Francisco Comín
    • 3
  • Daniel Díaz Fuentes
    • 4
  1. 1.Universidad de OviedoSpain
  2. 2.Open University and University of LeedsUK
  3. 3.Universidad de Alcalá de HenaresSpain
  4. 4.Universidad de CantabriaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3733-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5362-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3733-2
  • About this book