9780521865029

The Political Economy of Power Sector Reform: The Experiences of Five Major Developing Countries

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    9780521865029

  • ISBN10:

    0521865026

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-03-12
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Over the last fifteen years the world's largest developing countries have initiated market reforms in their electric power sectors from generation to distribution. This book evaluates the experiences of five of those countries - Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa - as they have shifted from state-dominated systems to schemes allowing for a larger private sector role. As well as having the largest power systems in their regions and among the most rapidly rising consumption of electricity in the world, these countries are the locus of massive financial investment and the effects of their power systems are increasingly felt in world fuel markets. In-depth case studies also reveal important variations in reform efforts. This accessible volume explains the origins of these reform efforts and offers a theory as to why - despite diverse backgrounds - reform efforts in all five countries have stalled in similar ways.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Introduction and overviewp. 1
Political economy of the Brazilian power industry reformp. 31
Reform of the Chinese electric power market: economics and institutionsp. 76
The political economy of Indian power sector reformsp. 109
The Mexican Electricity Sector: economic, legal and political issuesp. 175
The political economy of power sector reform in South Africap. 215
Major conclusions: the political economy of power sector reform in five developing countriesp. 254
Bibliographyp. 307
Indexp. 321
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