Reclaiming Public Ownership

In this video, Andrew Cumbers discusses the political arguments and neoliberal narrative used to criticise nationalisations and to discard, more generally, public ownership in favour of privatisation policies (that did not deliver on their promises). In his book ‘Reclaiming Public Ownership’, Cumbers advances an alternative conception of public ownership, one that encapsulates a more pluralistic and accountable form of collective ownership. In a context of growing levels of concentration of economic power in the global economy we believe it is crucial to discuss alternative forms of ownership and control of the economy, that enhance democratic accountability and public engagement.

Video courtesy of We Own it https://weownit.org.uk