skip to content
Democracy and regulation : how the public can govern essential services Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Democracy and regulation : how the public can govern essential services

Author: Greg Palast; Jerrold Oppenheim; Theo MacGregor
Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:

Shows how the deregulation of public services in the US has been a success, why it has failed elsewhere, and what can be done to fix this.

Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Palast, Greg.
Democracy and regulation.
London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2003
(OCoLC)647606968
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Palast; Jerrold Oppenheim; Theo MacGregor
ISBN: 0745319432 9780745319438 0745319424 9780745319421
OCLC Number: 50694765
Description: xx, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Hon. Carl Wood --
Democracy and Regulation: An Introduction --
Secrecy, Democracy and Regulation --
Regulating in Public --
Open information versus secrecy --
Who is "the public"? --
"Consultation" is not participation --
Employees, service quality and democracy --
Failings of the American system --
Competition as Substitute for Regulation? Britain to California --
Crisis in California: electricity competition comes to America --
Manipulation and monopoly abuse are impossible to prevent --
Utility services are different --
"Deregulation" creates new rules and bureaucracies --
The problem of volatility and new inefficiencies --
The union worker, service quality and deregulation --
Price discrimination --
Democratic control of deregulation --
Re-regulation is not Deregulation --
Recent history --
Restructuring the industry --
Market power --
Market segmentation --
"Competition" for domestic customers --
Telephones: the new marketplace is raising prices --
The Open Regulatory Process --
The process --
The regulators --
Social Pricing --
Affordability programs --
Consumer protections --
Education programs --
Efficiency and weatherization programs --
Benefits --
Issues that are Publicly Decided --
Service quality, safety, prices and employment --
Choice of utility ownership form --
Universal service, including extension of service --
Other regulatory agencies --
Choice of technology --
An Alternative: Democratic Negotiations --
The filing --
Intervention --
Mediation --
Discovery --
An energy conservation case.
Responsibility: Greg Palast, Jerrold Oppenheim, and Theo MacGregor.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"This volume discusses governmental regulation of public utilities--firms supplying electricity, gas, telephones, and water. Regulation works best, the authors argue, when regulators adhere to the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50694765>
library:oclcnum"50694765"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:typeschema:MediaObject
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2003"
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/797336341>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Democracy and regulation : how the public can govern essential services"@en
schema:numberOfPages"233"
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.