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Daseinsvorsorge und Rekommunalisierung

Daseinsvorsorge und Rekommunalisierung

Weghmann, Vera (2021) Daseinsvorsorge und Rekommunalisierung. Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin. ISBN 9783948250386

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It is not just against the background of the current COVID19 pandemic that society and politics are again discussing the question of which tasks “the state must and should perform”, which public services should be run by the public rather than private companies. In Germany, the municipalities play a major role: it is they who were or still are responsible for state services and institutions such as municipal utilities or hospitals, but increasingly due to external influences (EU liberalization decisions, different tax revenues, debt brake, etc.) came and will come under financial pressure. And so more and more municipalities have to resist or even bow to the “pressure to privatize” and the “practical constraint” arguments. Numerous remunicipalisations, especially in the last 20 years, show that the idea described above is not a political dogma. In the majority, it was not just progressive and left-wing decision-makers who advocated a "return" of services to the public sector in order to have more influence on quality and supply and at the same time to set up new infrastructures, possibly also to ensure up-to-date care for the residents. But even these processes were not always successful in detail, failed or did not proceed without difficulties. The study gives an overview of the development of remunicipalisation (international as well as nationwide) as well as the legal framework. One focus is on the presentation of several examples of remunicipalisation in Germany in various sectors (water, energy, waste, hospitals, housing, transport, etc.). In addition to the previous development towards privatization, the political, legal and very factual challenges of the various remunicipalisation efforts are explained. In particular, interviews with local politicians on site outlined the experiences and local political development processes (including cooperation with partners such as trade unions or alliances). This study is intended to provide ideas and an argumentation aid for progressive and left-wing municipal officials and elected officials, people involved in local politics in associations and initiatives and interested people in order to specifically deal with the issue of remunicipalisation and public services on site.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Remunicipalisation, Public Ownership, Germany
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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