The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Working Paper - No. 130

Is Industrial Privatisation A Viable Economic Policy For Development?


5 July 2007

Author: Zainab Hussain Siddiqui

Publication Date: 2007

The world today is witness to phenomenal and unprecedented strides in growth and development in an increasingly polarized fashion (Safier, 2005). Why global disparities occur and how they can be mitigated are fundamental questions that lie at the heart of the development debate. In an attempt to answer these questions, two  schools of thought, namely the "neo-liberals" and the "structuralists", have surfaced in development literature with fundamentally different ideological stands and often divergent perceptions on the historical interpretation of facts.

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