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Going Public: A Decarbonised, Affordable and Democratic Energy System for Europe

This PSIRU report, commissioned by EPSU, highlights the many failures of liberalisation – prices have increased for cons...

The Privatised Water Industry in the UK. An ATM for investors

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This paper aims to critically evaluate the privatised water & sewage industry in England. We find that the public-owned ...

Argentina Tax Justice Briefing

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This briefing paper outlines why taxation is important, the problems of tax base erosion and profit sharing and discusse...

The sale of Palyja and Aetra: The two companies that supply drinking water in Jakarta

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Since 1997, the supply of drinking water in Jakarta has been entrusted to two private operators — PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya ...

Nationalising'Special'Purpose'Vehicles'to'end'PFI:'a'discussion'of'the' costs'and'benefits

A new paper by Dr Helen Mercer and Professor Dexter Whitfield "Nationalising Special Purpose Vehicles to end PFI: A disc...

Municipal solid waste management services in Latin America

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This report is the first of a series of reports which are part of a research project on global waste services which PSI ...

Summary: Reclaiming Public Services

This Media Briefing provides an overview of the full report "Reclaiming Public Services. How cities and citizens are tur...

Reclaiming Public Services: How cities and citizens are turning back privatisation

Reclaiming Public Services is vital reading for anyone interested in the future of local, democratic services like energ...

Categorical errors on water renationalisation

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This PSIRU Brief, written by Emanuele Lobina, discusses some of the categorical errors mainstream economists make in pre...

Renationalisation is needed to tackle water poverty

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This PSIRU Brief, written by Emanuele Lobina, shows that water privatisation in England and Wales has led to a concernin...

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