Remunicipalization, the low carbon transition, and energy democracy

Cumbers, A. (2016) Remunicipalization, the low carbon transition, and energy democracy. In: State of the World: Can a City Be Sustainable? Series: State of the world. Island Press/Center for Resource Economics: Washington DC, pp. 275-289. ISBN 9781610915694 (doi:10.5822/978-1-61091-756-8_23)

Full text not currently available from Enlighten.


The term “remunicipalization” has become associated with a global trend to reverse the privatization wave that swept many countries—both industrialized and developing—in the 1980s and 1990s. Outside of Germany, the trend is associated primarily with the water sector; however, the push to take back formerly privatized resources and services into local forms of public ownership and control is happening in other sectors as well, including transport, waste management, energy, housing, and cleaning.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cumbers, Professor Andrew
Authors: Cumbers, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Publisher:Island Press/Center for Resource Economics

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record