ESSU Research Paper No 1: A Typology of Privatisation and Marketisation by Dexter Whitfield

A paper setting out a four part typology of privatisation and marketisation. The typology provides examples and explanation of the different types of privatisation and marketisation; methods; political, social and economic objectives; and the impact on the state and public services.

The typology of privatisation and marketisation provides a framework to explain and understand the different ways in which public services and the welfare state are being transformed. The different forms of privatisation and marketisation do not take place in isolation. They are part of a broader restructuring of the state in the interests of capital.

The paper sets out a four-part typology of privatisation and marketisation of public services providing a examples of each:

  • Marketisation of global public goods

  • Marketisation and privatisation of assets and services

  • Privatisation of governance and democracy

  • Privatisation of the public domain

Typology 2


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