The political economy of power sector reform :

The political economy of power sector reform : the experiences of five major developing countries / edited by David G. Victor and Thomas C. Heller. - Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007. - xviii, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Results of a 3-year study launched at a Stanford University meeting in February 2003 and continued with the collaboration of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and of Prof. P.R. Shukla at the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad).

Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-320) and index.

Introduction and overview / David G. Victor and Thomas C. Heller -- Political economy of the Brazilian power industry reform / Adilson de Oliveira -- Reform of the Chinese electric power market : economics and institutions / Chi Zhang and Thomas C. Heller -- The political economy of Indian power sector reforms / Rahul Tongia -- The Mexican electricity sector : economic, legal and political issues / Victor G. Carreón-Rodríguez, Armando Jiménez, and Juan Rosellón -- The political economy of power sector reform in South Africa / Anton Eberhard -- Major conclusions : the political economy of power sector reform in five developing countries / David G. Victor and Thomas C. Heller.

"Over the last fifteen years the world's largest developing countries have initiated market reform in their electric power sectors from generation to distribution. This book evaluates the experiences of five of those countries - Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa - as they have shifted from state-dominated systems to schemes allowing for a larger private sector role. This volume explains the origins of these reform efforts and offers a theory as to why-despite diverse backgrounds-reform efforts in all five countries have stalled in similar ways. The authors also offer practical advice to improve reform policies."--BOOK JACKET.

9780521865029 (hardback : alk. paper) 0521865026 (hardback : alk. paper)


Electric utilities--Developing countries.
Energy policy--Developing countries.
Energy industries--Developing countries.

HD9685.D452 / P65 2007

333.7932091724 POL / 2007

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