Privatization

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Privatization

Privatization (in the Human Development Area)

In this context, Privatization means:

the process of denationalization the means of production, or a lawful transferring of property from state ownership to non-state. In broad terms, it stands for the realization of complex legal and institutional measures aiming to denationalize the economy as a whole as well as the establishment of infrastructure that supports a market economy.

Literature Review on (Contracting) Privatization and Public–Private Partnerships

In the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, [1] E.S. Savas and Leonard Gilroy provide the following summary about the topic of (Contracting) Privatization and Public–Private Partnerships: Local governments are under pressure to provide common municipal services more efficiently and effectively. To do so, they have adopted privatization as a strategy, thereby introducing competition in the delivery of services and challenging their own in-house monopolies. Privatization and public–private partnerships encompass several different techniques; the principal ones are contracting, competitive sourcing, and divestment. Privatization is widespread; local governments use some form of it for 43% of their services. Studies show savings of up to 35%. Opposition to or agreement with privatization can be principled, ideological, or self-serving.

Literature Review on Privatization

In the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, [1] Marc Holzer and Hwang-Sun Kang provide the following summary about the topic of Privatization: The core of privatization strategy is to imbue the public sector with competition and to encourage innovation. Transfer of property rights and government function from the public sector to the private sector has been a prevalent effort to institutionalize competition and innovation mind in the public sector. Fundamentally, management strategy of public organizations should not be the same as that of private organizations because those two organizations have different organizational goals: profit maximization and pursuit of public interest.

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See Also

  • Enterprise
  • Joint Enterprise
  • Joint Venture

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Notes and References

  1. Entry about Privatization in the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (2015, Routledge, Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Further Reading

  • Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (2018, Springer International Publishing, Germany)

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Notes and References

  1. Entry about (Contracting) Privatization and Public–Private Partnerships in the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (2015, Routledge, Oxford, United Kingdom)

See Also

Further Reading

  • Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (2018, Springer International Publishing, Germany)

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