Grace Brown


Twitter: @gr_cebrown

Research title: To what extent does remunicipalisation contribute to a counter-hegemonic project of the left?

Research Summary

My research project aims to explore the democratic potential of remunicipalisation, particularly focusing on whether remunicipalisation campaigns can be seen to counter the ‘authoritarian (re)turns’ neoliberalism has taken since the global financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent decade of austerity urbanism.

I am to to situate the emergence of  remunicipalisation in the context of neoliberalism; conceptualise how campaigns for remunicipalisation utilise common sense narratives around notions of the individual and rights; and finally, explore the wider potential such campaigns offer for an alternative, progressive political project, based on the concept of a radical democratic citizenship. 


European Research Council PhD Scholarship