Call for Papers: Putting Public in Public Services: Research, Action and Equity in the Global South

Putting Public in Public Services: Research, Action and Equity in the Global South

International Conference
Cape Town, South Africa, April 13-16, 2014

Call for papers and panels

Deadline for submission of paper abstracts or panel proposals: August 1, 2013

Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2013

Registration: Free for all accepted participants, to start October 1, 2013

This conference will bring together researchers, activists, labour representatives, development practitioners and policy makers from around the world working to promote progressive public services, with an emphasis on health, water and electricity. It will showcase promising alternatives to private provision, as well as those which push forward our conceptual and methodological understandings of how public attitudes and practices arise, how they are constituted, and how they might be sustained. While there can be no universal definition of ‘public’ the conference aims to improve dialogue and expand global networks on public alternatives, with a focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America. It will go beyond a mere critique of privatization to offering practical and theoretical understandings of pro-public services (past, present and future).

For more information on topics and submission guidelines, visit: http://www.municipalservicesproject.org/call-papers-and-panels


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