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Our public water future: The global experience with remunicipalisation

Our public water future: The global experience with remunicipalisation

Kishimoto, Satoko, Lobina, Emanuele and Petitjean, Olivier (eds.) (2015) Our public water future: The global experience with remunicipalisation. Transnational Institute (TNI) / Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) / Multinationals Observatory / Municipal Services Project (MSP) / European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), Amsterdam / London / Paris / Cape Town / Brussels. ISBN 9789070563509

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Abstract

This book provides a comprehensive catalogue of water remunicipalisation cases. Water remunicipalisation is a global trend that has emerged in the last 15 years, contradicting neoliberal theorists, international financial institutions, and their expectations of superior private sector performance. This book aims to draw lessons and stimulate debates on water remunicipalisation as an under-researched topic of high relevance for citizens, policy makers and scholars alike. The book looks at the experiences with water remunicipalisation in key countries such as France, the US, and Germany, and in important cities such as Paris and Jakarta, as well as a number of cross-cutting themes. These themes include: the challenge posed to public water services by investor protection clauses; the position of the trade union movement vis-à-vis remunicipalisation; and performance evaluation as a way of measuring the success of remunicipalisation.

Item Type: Edited Book
Additional Information: [1] Copyright: This publication and its separate chapters is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 license. You may copy and distribute the document, in its entirety or separate full chapters, as long as it is attributed to the authors and the publishing organisations, cites the original source for the publication on their website, and is used for noncommercial, educational, or public policy purposes. [2] TNI publication, co-published jointly with Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), Multinationals Observatory, European Public Services Union (EPSU) and the Municipal Services Project (MSP).
Uncontrolled Keywords: water supply, sanitation, remunicipalisation, privatisation, global trend, public sector, local government, international financial institutions, trade unions, investment state dispute settlement, international arbitration, benchmarking, public-public partnerships
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13265

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