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Privatization in the name of ‘Europe’: analyzing the telecoms privatization in Greece from a ‘discursive institutionalist’ perspective

Dimas, Christos (2010) Privatization in the name of ‘Europe’: analyzing the telecoms privatization in Greece from a ‘discursive institutionalist’ perspective. Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, GreeSE Paper No 41. The Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper analyzes why governments in Greece have systematically appealed to ‘Europe’ during their domestic privatization discourse. It illustrates that, when proposed policy reforms get rough and the opposition grows, governments anticipate garnering increased public justification in order to implement their policies by justifying their choices in the name of Europe. In addition, it attempts to contribute to the opening up of discourse analysis in the field of political science and to reveal how the institutional arrangement across a polity is at least partially responsible for the approach national actors pursue in it and the form of the domestic discourse they produce.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/hellenicObservato...
Additional Information: © 2010 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Sets: Research centres and groups > Hellenic Observatory
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: GreeSE Paper No 41
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2011 12:02
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31089/

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