Privatization South American Style

Hardcover | November 18, 1999

byLuigi Manzetti

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Privatization South American Style focuses on the politics of privatization in Argentina, Brazil, and Peru. It examines both the micro and macroeconomics of achieving privatization, the policy measures introduced, and factors affecting the implementation of privatization. The politicaldimensions of privatization are analysed in order to explain the variations in national success in formulation and implementing privatization programmes. The author argues that evidence suggests that national governments as planned, and that rarely implement most divestiture policies from atechnical standpoint, privatization is a learning process that evolves through trial and error. It also examines the apparently 'unconventional' methods used by the governments of Argentina, Brazil, and Peru to achieve privatization Comparative in its approach, the book seeks also to shed light on the nature of privatization in countries throughout the developing world. The book more generally argues that poorly designed privatization policies may have future serious implications on issues such as the rule of law, and theregulation of public utilities.

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Privatization South American Style focuses on the politics of privatization in Argentina, Brazil, and Peru. It examines both the micro and macroeconomics of achieving privatization, the policy measures introduced, and factors affecting the implementation of privatization. The politicaldimensions of privatization are analysed in order t...

Luigi Manzetti is Professor, Department of Political Science, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, Texas

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Format:HardcoverPublished:November 18, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198294662

ISBN - 13:9780198294665

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Table of Contents

1. The Political Economy of Privatization2. Privatization In The 1980s: Politics As Usual3. Argentina4. Brazil5. Peru6. The Theory and Practice of State Divestiture

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"As a complement to Privatization South American Style, Judith Clifton's in-depths analysis of privatization in the Mexican telecommunications sector offers a clearer understanding of precisely how political need can produce economic inefficiency."-- Latin American Research Review