News and events
We are engaging with a range of academic and practice-based events to share our findings and learn from actors, stakeholders and experts. Below is a list of past and upcoming events which may be of interest:
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 12:39:00 GMT
A paper written by Emilia Arpini, Alexander Panez, Andrew Cumbers, and Bethia Pearson has been published in the journal Urban Studies (online first). The paper is titled: "New municipalism in South America? Developing theory from experiences in Argentina and Chile".
Co-hosting the "Public service remunicipalisation: public policies and tools to tackle the world's crises" workshop
Thu, 13 Oct 2022 15:40:00 BST
The research team travelled to the Public Services International (PSI) Head Office in Ferney-Voltaire, France to co-host (with PSI) a workshop for representatives of international organisations, PSI affiliate union representatives, allied civil society organisation representatives, as well as academics and activists interested in learning more about remunicipalisation and how it can help tackle inequalities and address the SDGs on 4 November 2022.
Wed, 06 Apr 2022 12:50:00 BST
Franziska Paul attended the IGU Commission on Geography of Governance Annual Conference 2022 titled "Local Governance in a Time of Global Emergencies" in Mexico City, Mexico, from 29 August - 1 September 2022.
Shifting Narratives: The Political Economy of Public Spending, Services and Production (PSSP) Conference 2022
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:23:52 BST
Andrew Cumbers and Franziska Paul both spoke at the Shifting Narratives conference, jointly organised by the University of London Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (UCL-IIPP) at University College London, the University of Greenwich Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), the University of Ghana, Azim Premji University, and CONICET Argentina, and held virtually on 27-30 June 2022.
Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:20:01 BST
Franziska Paul presented recent deprivatisation findings at the 2022 Workshop on "Remunicipalisation and In-Sourcing" held by Public Services International (PSI) Global Local and Regional Government Network's Working Group on Remunicipalisation/In-sourcing (WG2) on 14 June 2022.
Wed, 06 Apr 2022 12:26:00 BST
The GLOBALMUN project team hosted a European Research Council Symposium titled "Mapping Global Remunicipalisation" at the University of Glasgow on Friday, 29 April 2022. The full day of talks and panels included a keynote by David Hall (University of Greenwich), and contributions from our project partners Lavinia Steinfort (Transnational Institute) and Daria Cibrario (Public Services International). We were also joined by Francis Stuart (Scottish Trades Union Congress).
Fri, 31 Dec 2021 12:29:00 GMT
A paper written by Franziska Paul has been published in the German-language journal Kurswechsel. The paper is titled: "Das globale Phänomen der Rekommunalisierung: Zwischen mutierendem Neoliberalismus und der Politisierung öffentlicher Güter".
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 11:32:00 BST
A paper written by Franziska Paul and Andrew Cumbers has been published in the journal Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. The paper is titled: "The return of the local state? Failing neoliberalism, remunicipalisation, and the role of the state in advanced capitalism".
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 10:46:53 BST
On July 12, the Latin American Council of Social Sciences and the GLOBALMUN research team at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, signed an inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the aim to promote social research on defending and reclaiming ‘the public’, or public ownership, in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Thu, 01 Apr 2021 10:26:00 BST
A paper written by Emilia Arpini, Laura Stegemann, and Grace Brown has been published in the journal STAIRS (St Anthony's International Review), volume 16, issue 2. The paper is titled "Countering Neoliberalism by Harnessing the Local State? The Role of Social Movements in Municipalist Campaigns. A Comparative Study of Argentina, Germany and the USA".
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:23:00 GMT
On 26 February we officially launched our interactive Public Futures Database and Report. The construction and development of the database is a collaborative effort between the Global Remunicipalisation project and the Transnational Institute in the Netherlands.
Thu, 30 Apr 2020 10:33:00 BST
A paper written by Andrew Cumbers and Franziska Paul has been published in the journal Soundings, issue 74: New municipal alternatives. The paper is titled: "Adapting to the political moment and diverse terrain of ‘Actually Existing Municipalisms’".
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:00:00 GMT
*This event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic* Franziska Paul will present some of our findings at the American Association Geographers Annual Meeting (AAG2020), which will be held in Denver, Colorado on 6-10 April 2020.
Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:00:00 GMT