Public Futures Database Report

Pearson, B. , Paul, F. , Cumbers, A. and Stegemann, L. (2021) Public Futures Database Report. Technical Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

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Public ownership of services including water, energy and healthcare is returning to the forefront of policy at the local level. The current pandemic has also prompted further debate about the boundaries of public and private in providing basic services. As earlier experiences of privatisation have failed to deliver on promises of improved effectiveness, investment and modernisation, public services are being brought back in-house in an increasing number of towns, cities and regions around the world. This trend is commonly referred to as remunicipalisation. The Public Futures database collates (as of February 2021) 1451 verified cases of remunicipalisation from 2000 to the present day. These are located across 56 countries on every continent, in sectors including water, energy, telecommunications, local government and healthcare. The database is fully interactive, enabling users to both submit and analyse cases.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pearson, Dr Bethia and Cumbers, Professor Andrew and Paul, Dr Franziska and Stegemann, Ms Laura
Authors: Pearson, B., Paul, F., Cumbers, A., and Stegemann, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School
College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Publisher:University of Glasgow
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