This book discusses the essential strategic, legal, economic, and institutional issues relating to privatization of state-owned enterprises, with an emphasis on the policy dimensions of privatization. Special attention is given to issues arising in the context of liberalization and privatization of the telecommunications and other infrastructure sectors. The author draws on experiences of countries in all regions to illustrate the dynamic character of privatization. He demonstrates the complexity of the problems that can arise during this process, examines the relevance of available solutions, and provides useful reference points for policymakers, executives, and advisors. Annexes list legislation from more than 100 countries and 500 bibliographic references, as well as specialized journals and Internet resources on privatization.