Privatizations, Marketizations and Public-Private Partnerships
Goethe Institut, Vukovarska 64
13.00 -- 14.45
Panel 2: Privatizations, Marketizations and Public-Private Partnerships
Moderator: Stipe Ćurković
Ursula Huws is Professor of Labour and Globalisation at the University of Hertfordshire and the director of Analytica Social and Economic Research Ltd in the UK. She is also the editor of Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation. Ursula Huws has been carrying out pioneering research on the economic and social impacts of technological change, the telemediated relocation of employment and the changing international division of labour for 25 years. The author of The Making of a Cybertariat: Real Work in a Virtual World (New York, Monthly Review Press, 2003,) she has directed a large number of international research projects in in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Australia and carried out consultancy for government bodies in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. An internationally recognised expert on offshore outsourcing, she has authored many research reports for international and national government bodies as well as writing and editing books and articles aimed at more popular audiences. Her work has appeared in translation in Chinese, Swedish, German, French, Italian, Greek, Hungarian, Danish, Portuguese, Turkish, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese and Korean. She is currently Action Chair of COST Action IS 1202 on the Dynamics of Virtual Work.
David Price is a senior research fellow in the Centre for Public Health and Primary Care at Barts and The London Medical School, Queen Mary, University of London. He has been involved in research into public private partnerships for several years and has also published widely on the impact of international economic law on public health policy and on health care reform in the NHS. He has been a fellow at the Centre for International Public Health Policy, University of Edinburgh, and the Public Health Policy Unit, University College London.
Pippa Gallop is research coordinator for CEE Bankwatch Network www.bankwatch.org, an NGO which seeks to prevent the harmful environmental and social impacts of European multilateral development finance, specifically the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank and the European Structural and Cohesion Funds. As part of this work she has examined Public-Private Partnerships in the report Never Mind the Balance Sheet (2008) and more recently on the website Overpriced and Underwritten: The hidden costs of public-private partnerships. As well as working in Bankwatch, Pippa has been an environmental activist for more than fifteen years and is currently active in Zelena akcija and Parkticipacija.