Analyzing Economic Market Interactions as Conflicts: New Concepts to Assess Market-Based Policy Instruments
AbstractComplementing market-based policy instruments with conflict analysis approaches provides a wider understanding of market situations and allows to identify minimal requirements regarding needs, power and conflict dynamics. If these are not met, a market cannot be successfully introduced or a liberalization process implemented. Conflict analysis offers a language better suited to the concerns of people negatively affected by new markets. Applying this language helps to counterbalance the predominance of economic concepts. This fosters mutual understanding and enhances the prospect for successful implementation of market-based policies. We illustrate the potential of conflict analysis with examples from water privatization and labeling.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 212.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 31 Aug 2006
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Publication status: Published in Ecological Economics, 2007, pages 81-90.
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market interactions; liberalization; privatization; labeling; conflict analysis; needs;
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- Mason, Simon A. & Muller, Adrian, 2007. "Analyzing economic market interactions as conflicts: New concepts to assess market-based policy instruments," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(1), pages 81-90, February.
- D02 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Institutions: Design, Formation, and Operations
- D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances
- H00 - Public Economics - - General - - - General
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
- L43 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation
- L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2006-09-11 (All new papers)
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