One: Deconstructing Public Enterprise. 1. Unravelling Discourses. 2. The Emergence of Public Enterprises in Historical Context. 3. The Raison d'être of Public Enterprises. 4. Conclusions.
Two: The End of Public Enterprises in Europe? 1. Critiques of Public Enterprises and Privatisation. 2. The Experiences of Privatisation in the EU.
Three: European Integration, Market Liberalisation and Privatisation. 1. The Evolution of the Public Enterprise Sector in the UK. 2. The Myth of the `British Paradigm'. 3. Conclusions.
Four: Towards a Logic of Privatisation. 1. The Evolution of the Public Enterprise Sector in the EU. 2. Competition, Markets and Sectors. 3. Public Services: The General Economic Interest as a Communitarian Process. 4. Services of General Interest at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century.
Conclusions. References. Index.