Page 1: GLOBAL REMUNICIPALISATION - A SURVEY OF CASES

You are being invited to take part in a research study. Please take time to read the following information carefully before you decide if you want to participate. 

This survey is concerned with understanding more about the process of remunicipalisation - the return of privatised assets to public ownership - which has become a global phenomenon in recent years. It is part of a broader 5 year European Research Council project 'Global Remunicipalisation' taking place from January 2019 - December 2024. The project is hosted by the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and the principal investigator (PI) is Professor Andrew Cumbers. Survey findings can be requested from the PI.

The survey is in collaboration with Public Services International and the Transnational Institute, and is designed to explore how the process of remunicipalisation has unfolded in different places, its national and local context and the key actors and groups involved. The purpose of the research is to better understand the motivations, opportunities and challenges faced by taking services back into public ownership. We are also interested in the extent to which remunicipalisation has led to greater democratic participation and citizen engagement in public services. It takes 25 minutes to complete the survey.

Participants have been chosen based on their municipality’s experience with remunicipalisation and include, among others, public officials, local government employees, trade unionists, and local authorities. Municipalities that participate in the survey may be invited to take part in subsequent rounds of research.