Privatisation against the European Social Model

A Critique of European Policies and Proposals for Alternatives

  • Editors
  • Marica Frangakis
  • Christoph Hermann
  • Jörg Huffschmid
  • Károly Lóránt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Privatisation and the Crisis of Social Europe

    1. Marica Frangakis, Christoph Hermann, Jörg Huffschmid, Károly Lóránt
      Pages 1-5
  3. Privatisation in the EU: Process and Discussion — An Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Marica Frangakis, Jörg Huffschmid
      Pages 9-29
    3. Jörg Huffschmid
      Pages 49-60
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Wlodzimierz Dymarski, Danes Brzica, Malcolm Sawyer
      Pages 93-111
    3. David Flacher, Hugues Jennequin, Mehmet Ugur
      Pages 112-128
    4. Christine André, Christoph Hermann
      Pages 129-144
    5. Wolfgang Blaas, Elsa Hackl, Birgit Mahnkopf
      Pages 145-163
    6. Miren Etxezarreta, Mejra Festic
      Pages 164-186
    7. Marica Frangakis, Jörg Huffschmid, Joze Mencinger
      Pages 187-207
  5. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Christoph Hermann
      Pages 233-244
    3. Jörg Huffschmid, Jacques Mazier
      Pages 245-255
    4. Miren Etxezarreta, Marica Frangakis
      Pages 256-266
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-269

About this book


This book addresses the EU as powerful driver of the wave of privatizations in the network industries and public services since the early 1990s. Based on theoretical arguments and empirical studies it examines the impact of these policies on what is regarded as the normative pillars of the European Social Model.


care European social model European Union (EU)

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