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The Welfare State: Privatization, Deregulation, Commercialization of Public Services

Alternative Strategies for the 1990s

by Dexter Whitfield

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Published by Pluto Press (UK) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civil service & public sector,
  • Local government,
  • Social issues,
  • Social welfare & social services,
  • Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies,
  • Privatization,
  • Social Policy,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Business/Economics,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Development - Economic Development,
  • Deregulation,
  • Free enterprise,
  • Government ownership,
  • Great Britain

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages545
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10729171M
    ISBN 10074530608X
    ISBN 109780745306087

      It can also be stated as the public sector provision of a service with private sector funding for example student tuition at public colleges Functions of privatization Deregulation The act of freeing from regulation especially from governmental regulations or one can say that the reduction or elimination of government power in a. Reprinted in Alfred Kahn and Sheila Kamerman, eds., Privatization and the Welfare State (Princeton University Press, ). "Social Security and the American Public Household," in Theodore Marmor and Jerry L. Mashaw, eds., Social Security: Beyond the Rhetoric .


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The Welfare State: Privatization, Deregulation, Commercialization of Public Services by Dexter Whitfield Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. The welfare state: privatisation, deregulation, commercialisation of public services - alternative strategies for the s.

[Dexter Whitfield] -- During the s and s the labour movement has been forced into defending the post-war welfare state and local services but has had little to say on their design, context and delivery. The Case for Public Services: The Role of the Public Sector in the Economy -- Pt.

Demands of a Capitalist Economy -- 3. Transnationals and the Demands of Capital -- 4. Restructuring and Reorganising the Public Sector -- 5.

Working in the Public Services: Restructuring Labour -- Pt. III. Privatisation, Deregulation and Commercialisation -- 6. PRIVATIZATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF STATE OWNED.

Keywords: privatization, commercialization, deregulation improve the quality of delivery of utility and other public services. Privatization is the transfer of funds and management from public and governmental institutions to the private sector” (Gilroy & Moore,p.

Privatization and deregulation work hand in hand, as deregulation limit show more content 2). The United States public education system is one of the government institutions that the.

The privatization and commercialization decree of set up technical committee on privatization and commercialization (TCPC) under the Chairman of Dr. HamzaZayyad to privatize public enterprises and commercialize 34 othersthe TCPC concluded its assignment and submitted a final report having privatized 88 out of the enterprises.

Collective interventions must be put in place, which should include: (1) the provision of universal health and social services, including family support services known as the fourth pillar of the welfare state (i.e., preschools and services for dependent individuals, such as the elderly), as well as (2) public interventions to guarantee labor.

Privatisation Commercialization of Public Services book Deregulation Privatisation is a supply side approach to bringing about increases in economic growth. Supply side economics is the application of microeconomic policies intended to increase the overall supply of goods and services.

By increasing the efficiency of the factor inputs in the production process output should increase. Harvey and Deregulation () See privatization exercise to include any initiative that increases the role of the market in areas previously considered the province of the state; this include not only the sale of the state assets, but deregulation and contracting out of public services to.

Privatization is a process which goes on continuously. It cannot be completed in a certain period. It is a process that takes its shape slowly.

Private Sector in Place of Public Sector. The private sector is being developed in place of the public sector in the process of privatization. Reduction in State Dominance. Deregulation is the process of removing or reducing state Deregulation, typically in the economic sphere.

It is the repeal of governmental regulation of the became common in advanced industrial economies in the s and s, as a result of new trends in economic thinking about the inefficiencies of government regulation, and the risk that regulatory agencies would be controlled by.

Privatization according to this theory could reap the advantages of the market system and competition, namely; effectiveness, productivity, and efficient service. Privatization would thus, strengthen market forces with some degree of deregulation, economic liberalization, relaxation of wage and price controls (Ugorji, ).

In terms of deregulation of business freedoms, measured in the Fraser Institute’s “Index of Economic Freedom,” Denmark, Finland, and Norway are the 7th, 8th, and 9th most free; Sweden is 12th. The U.S. It is 15th. The U.S. is rapidly regulating new industries, and further restricting old ones, at the state level in particular.

privatization and commercialization of public enterprise usually take place along with fundamental restructuring, planning, and policy by the government. A Brief Historical Perspective on. Rejecting bureaucracy―but not the goods and services the welfare state provides―Americans have demanded that government be made to run like a business.

Hence today’s privatization revolution. But as Jon D. Michaels shows, separating the state from its public servants, practices, and institutions does violence to our Constitution, and Reviews: 3.

His book, The Road to Serfdom, is considered to be the intellectual wellspring of anti-government, pro-market ideas and the privatization of public goods. The book was met with surprising. State provision of public services and government management of the economy have been under relentless assault since the early s.

As this book shows in fascinating detail, privatization, commercialization and deregulation have become the watchwords of public sector reform worldwide. Privatization is the process of for-profit entities taking over the management of public services like roads, schools, utilities and prisons.

Merits of privatization include increased efficiency and lower taxes. Consequences of privatization include corruption opportunities and inflexibility. Centre for Public Services (now Northumbria University’s European Services Strategy Unit), previously collected together examples of the privatisation process in his compendious Public Services or Corporate Welfare, Rethinking the Nation State in the Global Economy (Pluto ).

This was an unreadable ‘Gulag Archipelago’ of a book that. The economic crisis of the s saw greater austerity measures, deregulation and the privatization of public services. Denmark [ edit ] Social welfare reforms emerged from the Kanslergade Agreement of as part of a compromise package to save the Danish economy.

The Pros and Cons of Privatizing Government Functions Outsourcing may seem like a perfect solution for deficit-plagued governments, but the morning after can bring some unpleasant surprises.

Schwartz, Joel, “ Blood and Altruism – Richard M. Titmuss' Criticism on the Commercialization of Blood,” Public Interest, Summer Sappington, David and Stiglitz, J. E., “ Privatization, Information and Incentives,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 6 (4),pp.

–   An internationally known pioneer in and authority on privatization, he is the author of numerous books and articles; his books have been published in 21 foreign editions.

Savas served as first deputy city administrator of New York and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Reviews: 5. Privatization meant a deregulation by the state of individual investment. The control on business swings the state to the market situations.

There cannot be very precise affirmative or negative views on privatization. Indian economy, ever since the introduction of the privatization policy inhas invited eloquent and impas­sioned debate.

This project is also highlights the effects/impacts of privatization and commercialization of public business enterprises on the economy of the country. DEFINITION OF TERMS PRIVATIZATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION Privatization can be defined as the transfer of ownership and control of enterprises from the state to the private sector.

Public service privatization is the progress to transfer the public service, which is owned by governments, to the private firms whatever it is a profit or non-profit firms. As concerned, privatization can provide a lower price to public and more efficient services from privatised companies.

Neoliberalism or neo-liberalism is the 20th-century resurgence of 19th-century ideas associated with laissez-faire economic liberalism and free market capitalism.: 7 It is generally associated with policies of economic liberalization, including privatization, deregulation, globalization, free trade, austerity, and reductions in government spending in order to increase the role of the private.

Technical committee on privatization and commercialization. Act of () (TCPC) Bureau for Public Enterprises Act of Public enterprises Privatization and commercialization Act Privatization and commercialization exercise from to   Public Sector Consultants. "Electric Industry Deregulation: A Look at the Experiences of Three States," Accessed Jan.

9, National Academy of Engineering. "The California Electricity Crisis: Lessons for the Future," Accessed Jan. 9, The Center for Public Integrity. "Enron's Deregulation Fight," Accessed Jan. 9, National Archives.

Deregulation, privatization and marketization have become the bywords for the reforms and debates surrounding the public sector.

This major book is unique in its comparative analysis of the reform experience in Western and Eastern Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Leading experts identify a number of key factors to systematically explain the similarities and differences, map common.

First 'public interest' theories determine that regulation should aim to improve social and economic welfare. Second, 'economic' theories suggest that regulation should aim to satisfy the demands of private interests.

The book also looks at the evolution of the forms of regulation in Britain, extending to the policies of privatization and.

Because the public sector has made a mess of transportation, Winston logically recommends privatization. But how will the policymakers’ resistance to privatization be overcome. Winston offers two lines of argument. First, he calls attention to the successes of the wave of transportation deregulation that took place from to   According to In the Public Interest, a comprehensive resource center on privatization and responsible contracting: "Numerous state and local governmental entities are finding that turning over these programs to private contractors not only fails to achieve projected cost savings but also decreases access to these important services, hurting.

Nonetheless, market-driven measures continued to be imposed in the public sector, from the "internal market" in the health service to Major's ill-fated citizen's charter. Privatization and commercialization of public enterprises is a vital tool for the upliftment of a country economy more especially the developing countries like Nigeria.

The problem facing privatization and commercialization to the growth of Nigeria Economy will be looked into: problems like corruption, lack of transtparency, lack of. Once one of Europe's poorest countries, in the post World War II decades Sweden evolved into a slum-free, affluent, egalitarian full employment welfare state, with a strong commitment to work for all and women's equality — the poster child of advanced welfare states.

Income differences narrowed dramatically and poverty was nearly eliminated. Labor-management cooperation, high union density. While this sounds great, the issue is whether the profit-maximizing goal of the private market will conflict with maximizing social welfare.

12 There are some public sector airports that support privatization, but these tend to be the medium or large airports. Privatization of airports poses the same threat to small airports the deregulation. expenditures including medical care and public health services) and the privatization of health services, imposed by many governments on both sides of the North Atlantic, considerably weakened the capacity of the response to the coronavirus pandemic in Italy, Spain, and the United States.

Keywords neoliberalism, pandemic, coronavirus, public policy. DEREGULATION. Reduce government regulation of everything that could diminsh profits, including protecting the environmentand safety on the job.

PRIVATIZATION. Sell state-owned enterprises, goods and services to private investors. This includes banks, key industries, railroads, toll highways, electricity, schools, hospitals and even fresh water. At least in the Western democracies, common themes are reducing the role of national government, lowering public spending, reducing the direct provision of services, and intervening less in the lives of citizens.

in each society, however, these ideas have different meanings and policies and raise different issues. in the United States. Privatization, by limiting the state's ability to redirect the enterprises' activities in ways that promote short-term political objectives, enhances economic efficiency.

The key difference between public and private firms is that the former maximize an objective function that is a weighted average of social welfare and the bureaucrat's.

By the early s, Washington was at work undoing the welfare state, beginning with Reagan-era tax and employment reforms, followed by the deregulation of the financial sector, and culminating with welfare reform, in the shape of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of ("a more Orwellian title would be hard to conceive.The alliance emphasizes that it does not defend every aspect of the current general-welfare system.

There are many deficiencies, including inadequate public services. ”It is therefore necessary to strengthen and further develop the welfare state,” states the alliance. For this reason, it seeks co-operation with the users of public services. Privatization creates a situation of competition for public enterprises and they are forced to improve their efficiency.

4. Reduce Fiscal Burden. Privatization reduces the fiscal burden of the state by relieving it of the losses of the public enterprise and reducing the size of the bureaucracy. 5. Economic Democracy.