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December 2021

Unwinding Privatization: (Re)municipalism and the Public Interest – Interdisciplinary Online Conference

December 10 @ 8:55 am - 4:30 pm CST
Zoom
Free with Registration

The purpose of the conference is to examine responses to failures of privatization in cities, especially in the United States and Europe, and what to make of those responses. Since the 1970s municipalities have sold public assets such as water, electricity, gas, waste systems, and transport, to private companies or else transferred the management or delivery of city services to private actors. The results have been at best mixed. Of late, municipalities have been cancelling contracts, letting them expire or repurchasing the…

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