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  1. Remunicipalisation Tracker

    16 Septiembre 2014
    Article

    The Remunicipalisation Tracker documents more than 45 showcases of cities, regions and countries that have rolled back privatisation and embarked on securing public water for all that need it.

  2. The tragedy of the private

    Hilary Wainwright
    29 Agosto 2014
    Article

    Throughout the world, public service workers, alongside their fellow community members, are not only defending public services but also struggling to make them democratic and responsive to people’s needs and desires.

  3. Remunicipalisation in Berlin after the buy-back

    Philipp Terhorst
    23 Junio 2014
    Article

    The largest Public-Private Partnership in water sector in Germany ended in 2013 after the longstanding social mobilisation. Remunicipalisation cost a high price for the city of Berlin though. Berliners have striven for new challenges.

  4. The Tragedy of The Private, The Potential of The Public

    • Hilary Wainwright
    24 Marzo 2014
    Report

    From South Africa to Brazil, from Italy to the US, in Uruguay, Greece, Norway, the UK and in many other countries, municipal councils are taking services back under public control. Public Service workers and their fellow community members are not only defending public services but are also struggling to make them democratic and responsive to the people's needs and desires.

  5. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE): An exceptional public enterprise in an atypical social democracy

    11 Julio 2013
    Article

    Despite immense pressure by corporations that have sought to undermine it, Costa Rica's public energy and telecommunications company stands out as a model in terms of its coverage, efficiency, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.

  6. The day Greece’s TVs went dark

    Hilary Wainwright
    17 Junio 2013
    Article

    Hilary Wainwright reports from Thessaloniki on what happened when the state ordered Greece’s state broadcaster to shut down, and the situation now.

  7. Resist and transform: the struggle for water in Greece

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 Mayo 2013
    Article

    A combination of opposing privatisation and putting forward practical alternatives is helping water campaigners mount an effective challenge to austerity in Greece.

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    Video: For A European Spring Action

    21 Marzo 2013
    Multi-media

    The coalition 'For a European spring' called for de-centralized actions all over Europe on the 13th of March.

  9. The Great European Fire Sale

    19 Marzo 2013
    Infograph
  10. Privatising Europe

    • Joseph Zacune
    13 Marzo 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.

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    Profits and Loss in the EU crisis

    09 Marzo 2013
    Article

    Politicians like to argue that we are 'all in it together' when it comes to austerity measures but there are definitely winners and losers in the current Euro crisis.

  12. EU crisis infographics

    09 Marzo 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.

  13. Putting Water Back into Public Hands

    06 Marzo 2013
    Multi-media

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

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    Intersectoral approaches to health

    09 Enero 2013 - Evento
  15. Corrective to Dominant Discourse on Growth and Development

    Achin Vanaik
    08 Enero 2013
    Article

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

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    The EU Crisis Pocket Guide

    06 Noviembre 2012
    Primer

    A useful pocket guide on how a crisis made in Wall Street was made worse by EU policies, how it has enriched the 1% to the detriment of the 99%, and outlining some possible solutions that prioritise people and the environment above corporate profits.

  17. Web-based course on Alternatives to Privatisation

    08 Agosto 2012
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI), in cooperation with the Municipal Services Project (MSP) and the Latin American Programme for Distance Education in Social Sciences (PLED) is offering a free web-based course on Alternatives to Privatisation: Non-Commercial Public Services Options in the Global South. The course will begin on 8 October 2012 and will comprise a series of eight weekly sessions.

  18. The Fiscal Compact on European Budget Discipline

    Heikki Patomäki
    17 Abril 2012
    Article

    European political leaders and the institutions of the European Union have reacted to the Euro crisis by creating conditional debt packages, in cooperation with the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Such “aid packages” typically prescribe severe austerity measures, similar to the structural adjustment programmes applied to many troubled developing countries, especially since the 1980s. The results have rarely been a success. 2

     

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