David McDonald on the trajectory of privatisation and the future of water services

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Episode #4.2 on the trajectory of privatisation and the logic of (global) capital, as well as some possible paths that have emerged to improve public services

David McDonald joins us in this episode. He is a Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University in Canada.

He founded Municipal Services Project and serves as the co-director since 2000; Informed by social movements, labour unions and community groups, the Municipal Services Project examines trajectories of privatization in several countries and the possible paths towards the alternatives that have emerged from these particular locations. His extensive publications have enriched the debates over public versus private service delivery, especially in wate ... 

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