Re-Municipalizing instead of Privatization: The Right Answer to Changing Conditions?

For explaining why local governments in Germany are presently thinking about re-municipalizing some services which had initially been privatized, a couple of years ago, several changing factors, in combination with given constraints at the local level (like the well-known deficiencies of the local revenue system), could be identified. But a closer look at the changing determinants makes clear that there are other – and often better – options to react than just re-municipalizing.

05. March 2013

Authors Martin T. W. Rosenfeld

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