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  • Tender document PESSIS 3 Five case studies - Jan 2016Jane Lethbridge

    Tender specification: Five country case studies of social dialogue in the social services sector to be delivered by five national researchers/ contractors from Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic and the United Kingdom.  It is expected that a national researcher/contractor will complete one country case study.

  • Argentina Tax Justice Briefing - Dec 2015Jane Lethbridge

    This briefing paper outlines why taxation is important, the problems of tax base erosion and profit sharing and discusses recent tax justice campaigns in Argentina.

     

  • Digitalisation of local authority services in Europe - Dec 2015Jane Lethbridge

    Digitalisation and the introduction of e-government is going through a development process in most European countries at federal, regional and local levels. Digitalisation has the potential to introduce new public services which meet the needs of groups which have not been met before as well as to deliver existing public services more effectively. However, the impact of new ways of working and new work processes can result in workers losing control over their work and their sense of satisfaction in their work.

     

  • SECURITAS profile - Oct 2015Jane Lethbridge

    This report provides a profile of the company SECURITAS, recently awarded a contract for Security and Visitor Services at the National Gallery, London, UK.

  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region tax briefing - Oct 2015Jane Lethbridge

    This briefing paper outlines why taxation is important, the problems of tax base erosion and profit sharing and discusses recent tax justice campaigns in the Middle East and North Africa region.

     

  • Health Care Reforms and the Rise of Global Multinational Health Care Companies - Sep 2015Jane Lethbridge

    This report analyses the rise of global multinational health care companies and the impact of health sector reforms on public health services, particularly the effect on public health care workers.

  • Services of general interest under regimes of fiscal austerity - Jul 2015David Hall

    The report examines the legal and economic bases of the interventions by  the IMF and EU which have forced countries such as Greece to adopt austerity policies, despite the negative impact on economic and social development. It analyses the policy objectives underwriting these policies, and the legal and non-legal powers used to  limit the impact of national constitutions and democratic politics, and concludes that tensions between the institutions and democratic processes are likely to continue and grow.

    The report was originally presented at the conference “Beyond the Single Market - External and international dimensions of services of general interest in EU law”, Erlangen 18-19 September 2013. Published as Chapter 7 of the book “Services of General Interest Beyond the Single Market: External and International Law Dimensions” ed. Krajewski, M. Asser Press 2015. ISBN 978-94-6265-063-3 http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789462650626

  • Nuclear Construction Problems - Jul 2015Steve Thomas

    Generation III+ designs were meant to drive the ‘Nuclear Renaissance’ that was forecast by the nuclear industry from the late 1990s onwards. The central claim for the new technologies was that they would build on existing technology but the design, especially the safety systems, would be rationalized. This would mean that the plants would be safer than their predecessors, but simpler, therefore cheaper and less prone to construction delays. There would be a reliance on ‘passive’ safety, fabrication of large parts of the plant in factory-made modules and standardisation of designs. This report examines experience of constructing Generation III+ identifying the major problems met and thereby testing the claim that Generation III+ designs would be more buildable. We do not examine the claim of greater safety here, although we do note the differing approaches to improving safety.  While the primary objective of this report will be to examine these claims of ease of construction, the analysis also brings evidence on three other important areas: standardization; generic design reviews and; future of light water reactor technology.

  • Our Public Water Future The global experience with remunicipalisation - Apr 2015Emanuele Lobina

    This book provides the most comprehensive catalogue of water remunicipalisation cases produced so far. It looks at: the experiences with water remunicipalisation in key countries (France, the US, and Germany), and important cities (Paris and Jakarta); the challenge posed to public water services by investor protection clauses; the position of the trade union movement vis-à-vis remunicipalisation; and performance evaluation as a way of measuring the success of remunicipalisation. 

     

  • EU Renewable Energy Policy: Successes, Challenges, and market reforms - Mar 2015Yuliya Yurchenko

    This report reviews the successes and challenges of the EU Renewable Energy Policy and the impact of market reforms.  Case studies of Denmark, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom are included.

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