Privatisation through Time and Space

IFIs, Neoliberalism and Knowledge Cluster (SOAS, University of London) and IIPPE Training Workshops present:

Privatisation through Time and Space

An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Wednesday 28 June, 10:00-15:45
SOAS University of London
Brunei Gallery, B102

Participants will discuss how privatisation, broadly conceived as the promotion of private interests in the organisation of social and physical infrastructure, has changed during the ‘neoliberal period’. Central to these developments is how forms of financialisation made possible by privatisation and changing roles of the state have encouraged new forms of private sector involvement in provisioning, with important implications for social and economic reproduction. These developments may also be seen as a form of variegated policy transfer from the OECD to non-OECD countries, aided and abetted by international institutions, as well as a result of policy experimentation through state/finance nexuses.

To attend, please register at our Eventbrite page

9:45 Registration

10:00-11:30 Privatisation through Space and Time.

Ben Fine (SOAS University of London)

11:30-11:45 Coffee break (refreshments provided)

11:45-13:15 Privatisation of Social Infrastructure (water, rail and road)

Kate Bayliss (SOAS), Basani Boloyi (SOAS), Tom Haines-Doran (SOAS).

13:15-14:15 Lunch (provided [please contact us via Eventbrite if you have particular dietary requirements)

14:15-15:45 Privatisation of Social Reproduction (health, education and housing)

Jasmine Gideon (Birkbeck), Elaine Unterhalter (UCL) and Lynsey Robinson (Birkbeck), Elisa Van Waeyenberge (SOAS)

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