Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The social face of the Regulatory StateReforming public services in Europe$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sandra Eckert

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090318

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090318.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use.date: 23 September 2021

A European model of public service regulation?

A European model of public service regulation?

Chapter:
(p.39) 4 A European model of public service regulation?
Source:
The social face of the Regulatory State
Author(s):

Sandra Eckert

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090318.003.0004

Chapter four introduces the European context for policymaking in the public utilities. It questions whether a European model of public service regulation has emerged throughout the process of supranational reregulation accompanying liberalisation in various sectors. The chapter compares the evolution of an EU-wide regulatory regime in three sectors, namely telecoms, postal and electricity since the late 1980s. Three phases of reregulation are distinguished, an initial phase launching market opening in the public utilities (1988-98), an intermediary phase of reregulation (1999-2003), and a last phase of consolidating the regulatory regimes (2004-9). A concluding section discusses to what extent there is a European dimension to social regulation in these sectors, referring to aspects related to service provision and employment.

Keywords:   electricity, liberalisation, postal service, regulation, telecoms

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.