This article of mine appears on The Guardian's Comment is Free website.
Neil Clark: Rather than help enhance democracy and reduce corruption, following western advice on privatisation does the exact opposite.
I wonder if David Cameron spent any time in eastern Europe in the 1990s.
Judging from his recent remarks about the Arab spring and international aid, the British prime minister seems to believe that having a more "open" and "free", ie privately owned, economy is the key to both economic development and a successful transition from one-party rule.
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