What is privatization? A political economy framework

  title={What is privatization? A political economy framework},
  author={Julien Mercille and Enda Murphy},
  journal={Environment and Planning A},
  pages={1040 - 1059}
This paper presents a political economic framework for understanding privatization. Its claims are illustrated empirically through examples from contemporary Europe. Theoretically, it starts with the concept of accumulation by dispossession, which refers to the conversion of non-capitalist spaces and practices into the capitalist sphere. This conversion occurs through privatization, liberalization, and marketization. The paper focuses on privatization and presents a schematic that outlines four… 

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