Privatization of Public Services : Impacts for Employment, Working Conditions, and Service Quality in Europe
Examining diverse public-service sectors including network industries, public transportation, and hospitals, and using international case studies, Privatization of Public Services covers a wide range of aspects of service provision, with particular emphasis on companies and workers. The result is a unique picture of the changes created by the liberalization processes in Europe.
- Paperback | 214 pages
- 152 x 229 x 11.94mm | 318g
- 04 Sep 2015
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 1 Line drawings, black and white; 2 Halftones, black and white; 37 Tables, black and white; 40 Illustrations, black and white
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`Privatisation of Public Services appears at an important moment in the development of public policy. It provides a comprehensive comparative analysis of privatization as it has been carried out across a variety of sectors and in a number of highly integrated economies. Using both primary and secondary data, the authors develop a comprehensive examination of privatization and its effects on constituencies that are all too frequently left out of the analysis. This book provides an insightful, myth-busting analysis of privatization that dispels many of the assumptions that have commonly been held about this controversial policy.' -Bob Russell, Griffith University, Australia
`This book is an outstanding analysis of the mode and consequences of privatization and liberalisation of public services in Europe. Its comprehensive comparison of both sectors and countries makes it useful for both the academic audience and practitioners.' -Franz Traxler, Institut fur Wirtschaftssoziologie, Austria
About Jörg Flecker
Joerg Flecker is the scientific director of FORBA, the Working Life Research Centre in Vienna and an external professor of the University of Vienna (Faculty of Economics and Business Studies).