DAVID A MCDONALD is Professor of Global Development Studies at Queen's University, Canada, and Co-Director of the Municipal Services Project.
Alternatives to Privatization
Critics of privatization are often told they present no alternatives. This book takes up that challenge, proposing conceptual models for what constitutes an 'alternatives to privatization' and an...
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