Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 2008

Publication Citation

15 Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 285 (2008)


This article uses a comparative approach to explore privatization and its consequences on public law values. It discusses the French model for protecting these values, which limits the scope of privatization and applies a legal regime within which public law norms play an active role. While it does not suggest that this model can or should be applied in the United States, it does express that the French experience can enrich American debates on the subject.

Democracy and the Transnational Private Sector, Symposium. Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, April 12-13, 2007.