Globalization, Posts, and the Universal Postal Union

a Functional Critique
  • Tim Walsh
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 35)


The Universal Postal Union was established 125 years ago. One of several public international unions created towards the end of the nineteenth century, the UPU brings together representatives of states to oversee the effective development of international postal services, the good governance of which would otherwise be affected by state boundaries.1 Since the Union’s creation in 1874 the political, market and technological environments in which postal services are provided have changed enormously and the governance regime for the sector at both national and international levels has been under intense scrutiny.


Service Failure Postal Service Postal Network Electronic Data Interchange Private Operator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Walsh
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  1. 1.International Affairs & Business StrategyThe UK Post Office International ServicesUK

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