chapter  4
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Destatization and Privatization

Market transactions originated in the no-man's land--geographical or at least notional--between one community or another. Before they could enter either, they had to be allotted a place in it, and "place" designates both an expanse and its limits. 1 In modem times, it was the state that institutionalized market behavior through private law that at the same time defmed the boundaries within which "marketing" had to be confined.