Glass half empty? politics and institutions in the liberalization of the fixed line telecommunications industry in Turkey
Atiyas, İzak and Doğan, Pınar (2010) Glass half empty? politics and institutions in the liberalization of the fixed line telecommunications industry in Turkey. In: Çetin, Tamer and Yılmaz, Feridun, (eds.) Understanding the Process of Economic Change in Turkey: An Institutional Approach. Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 261-283. ISBN 978-1-60876-945-2
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This chapter reviews Turkish experience with reform of the fixed line telecommunications industry. It provides an account of earlier incoherent attempts to privatize the incumbent operator in the absence of any regulatory framework or political consensus. It also describes the regulatory framework emerged in early 2000s and discusses the various political-economic and institutional factors behind its weak implementation, and hence its limited success in promoting competition.
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