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To corporatize or not to corporatize (and if so, how?)

Abstract: 

Governments around the world are increasingly turning to the use of stand-alone, state-owned utilities to deliver core services such as water and electricity. This article reviews the history of such ‘corporatization’ and argues that its recent resurgence has been heavily influenced by neoliberal theory and practice, raising important questions about whether it should be adopted as a public service model.  

Author(s): 
David A. McDonald
Publication Information: 
Utilities Policy
Publication Date: 
2016
Publication Type: 
Article