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  1. Participatory alternatives to privatisation

    • Hilary Wainwright
    05 March 2013
    Paper

    Experience worldwide shows that EC-imposed privatisation on crisis countries will not work. The alternative is not reinforcing the status quo, but using citizen power and labour to reinvigorate public services and democratically transform the state.

     
  2. Notes for a political economy of creativity and solidarity

    • Hilary Wainwright
    23 October 2013
    Paper

    How can society move towards forms of economic organisation that place human creativity, including a respectful relationship to nature, at their centre?

  3. Doing away with ‘labour’

    • Hilary Wainwright
    05 November 2013
    Paper

    Conventionally, the concept of ‘labour’ is understood as referring to waged labour – the capacity to labour as exercised through a market. It was precisely this narrow understanding of labour that the discussions in this stream challenged from several angles.

  4. Privatising Europe

    • Joseph Zacune
    13 March 2013
    Paper

    This working paper and infographic provide an overview of  a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

  5. EU crisis infographics

    09 March 2013
    Report

    Why are those responsible for the EU crisis profiting from it? Why are the same policies that caused the crisis being used to resolve it? An infographic expose of the EU crisis, its causes and its social impacts.

  6. Race, space and punishment in urban sociology

    • Tom Reifer
    29 July 2013
    Paper

    Structural circumstances of deprivation and criminalization facing African-Americans and the racialized perceptions of criminality appear to be some of the salient features that recently led to a young black teenager being killed by neighborhood watch patrolman George Zimmerman.

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    The relationship between Latin American and European social movements

    30 January 2013
    Multi-media

    The challenge of social movements to continue working in an articulated way are two of the main issues addressed in this interview with Lucia Ortiz

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    "The Big Blackout: Debunking the Myths of Power Privatisation

    Satya Sivaraman
    21 February 2013
    Multi-media

    A video documentary on the impacts of neo-libaral power reforms worldwide and the search for democratic and sustainable energy policies. TNI/Living Films, December 2003

  9. Putting Water Back into Public Hands

    06 March 2013
    Multi-media

    An inspiring video animation about how cities are reversing water privatisation to regain public control.

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    G20 Summit and Counter Summit in Saint-Petersburg

    27 August 2013
    In the media

    On the 3-4th of September in St. Petersburg a counter-summit, a large-scale international event that aims to be an alternative to the September G20 Summit and to develop new principles of economic and social policy that are not based on the "Washington Consensus" will be held.

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    Renowned political activist Susan George to deliver the 2013 Ted Wheelwright Lecture

    28 August 2013
    In the media

    One of the world's leading political thinkers and human rights activists, Susan George, will speak out against the growing influence of "illegitimate corporate power" in a keynote address at the University of Sydney this Thursday 29 August.

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    The Road to the Alter Summit

    05 June 2013
    In the media

    Susan George speaking in short documentary film about the Alter Summit

  13. Corrective to Dominant Discourse on Growth and Development

    Achin Vanaik
    08 January 2013
    Article

    Bookreview of Growth, Inequality and Social Development in India: Is Inclusive Growth Possible?

  14. Venezuela and Latin America after Chávez

    06 March 2013
    Article

    By definition, a revolution is a collective process, not a one-man endeavour. While the social and political legacy of Hugo Chávez is remarkable, the Bolivarian Revolution has been intrinsically tied to him as the leader. With Chávez's death, the Boliviarian Revolution faces a fundamental test.

  15. Chavez was no Dictator

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    11 March 2013
    Article

    The Russian blogosphere is sharply divided over the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, with some people expressing vulgar joy at his passing, and others pouring out passionate eulogies.

  16. Towards A ‘21st Century Socialism’

    Praful Bidwai
    15 March 2013
    Article

    He was called a "socialist showman" and "elected autocrat", derided as a blind hater of the United States, and ridiculed as a demagogue who splurged his country's great oil wealth on ill-conceived populist schemes, distributed largesse to undeserving regimes in the neighbourhood, ran the nation's economy into the ground, and sharply polarised its society.

  17. Female Leadership

    07 March 2013
    Article

    What is the role of women in leadership, society and development today?

  18. Chavez changed history for the better

    Saul Landau
    13 March 2013
    Article

    Hugo Chavez died on March 5. Heads of state came to his funeral and sent condolences to his family – except for the U.S. president. Even in death the White House maintained a resentful tone toward a man we had named as an enemy. But what did Chavez do to us?

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    Activities 2012 Public Services & Democracy

    31 August 2013
    Article

    Public Services and Democracy in 2012

     
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    Re-claiming and Re-imagining Public Services in the Global South

    12 November 2013
    Article

    Representatives from people’s movements, trade unions, academia and civil society organisations met in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru from 24-25 October 2013 to discuss varied experiences of the assault on public services, especially health, water and energy, and to build solidarity around the growing movements to reclaim public services.

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