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Aid, Power, And Privatization: The Politics of Telecommunication Reform in Central America

Benedicte Bull. Aid, Power, And Privatization: The Politics of Telecommunication Reform in Central America Authors:Benedicte Bull.
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Year:2005
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Pages:222
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Price:13055 rub.
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This book provides a comparative study of the telecommunication reform process in three Central American countries - Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras - focusing on the roles of the local private sector and international financial institutions. By addressing the following questions, the book aims to understand the potential for the emergence of an autonomous and inclusive regulatory state: ? What has been the main driving force behind the wave of privatizations in Latin America? ? What has been the role of the international financial institutions (IFIs)? ? What kind of state emerges after privatization and regulatory reform? ? Why does privatization remain so unpopular? The author discusses the historical role of telecommunications in state power, the sources of proposed, failed and implemented reforms, and the political processes determining their destiny. Benedicte Bull concludes that the reform processes in the three countries show significant variation....

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