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Changing patterns of privatization : ideology, economic necessity, or political opportunism

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Linda ColleyLinda Colley, B Head
This article considers privatization decisions by governments in four Australian states over twenty years of micro-economic reform. It focuses on the policy frameworks and political context for privatizing government enterprises, drawing on Kingdon’s framework for policy change to analyze differences in the substance and timing of decisions. In the 1990s, govern- ments considered privatization as an economic and political strategy to resolve the problem of state-level fiscal crises, but the patterns of adoption were variable. Two states resisted the general trend toward privatization,but recently changed their position.We argue that the recent financial crisis provided a window for reintroducing contentious reform initiatives that had lost momentum.

History

Volume

36

Issue

12

Start Page

865

End Page

875

Number of Pages

11

eISSN

1532-4265

ISSN

0190-0692

Location

United States

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

TBA Research Institute; University of Queensland;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of public administration.