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Could privatization policies improve the electricity generation capacity in Lebanon?

Teichmann, Jakob (2018) Could privatization policies improve the electricity generation capacity in Lebanon?

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Abstract:The aim of this thesis is to answer the question whether New Public Management-inspired pol-icies like privatization could help with the problems the Lebanese electricity sector is currently facing. In order to answer this question, first the theoretical background of NPM is explained. In 2002, a law was passed in Lebanon that allowed to privatize the electricity sector. However, this law was never implemented. This raises the question which context and content variables might influence such an implementation trajectory and what makes the Lebanese context un-suitable for such reforms. According to this research, a wide range of obstructing factors stopped the implementation of the law. These include inter alia the lack of political will to implement, the content of the law, a lack in the administrative capacity, and generally the external and internal security in Leba-non. Overall, this means that NPM-reforms could potentially work in fragile circumstances like Lebanon but the specific conditions in Lebanon are currently not suited for such reforms.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75773
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