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Privatization: Is Dismantling Public Authority an International Trend?

Policy Paper No. 41

Author(s): Henrik JordahlPages: 9Published: November 11, 2010

Privatization: Is Dismantling Public Authority an International Trend? Henrik Jordahl

Despite recent government bailouts of private industry, stimulus packages, and state-led restructuring of companies, economic and academic trends toward privatization continue, with public opinion generally supportive or neutral toward privatization. It is important to realize that privatization does not necessarily imply the dismantling of public authority. Privatization and nationalization can and do coincide, and it is likely that we will see more of both in the near future.

Henrik Jordahl

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The European Union and the Return of the Nation State

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This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

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