State, Market and Citizenship
  • Judith Clifton
  • Francisco Comín
  • Daniel Díaz Fuentes


During the twentieth century, the ownership question was at the centre of political and ideological debate. Public or social ownership as an end in itself was a strategic objective embedded in much socialist or communist political thought. On the other hand, conservative and neo-liberal political beliefs were founded on the idea that private ownership would put an end to the many inefficiencies brought about by State meddling and public ownership.


Corporate Governance Public Service Privatisation Policy Private Ownership Competition Policy 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003

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

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