Shifting Narratives: The Political Economy of Public Services, Spending and Production

June 27, 2022 at 10:00am - June 30, 2022


Dear all,

I am writing to invite you to register for the Shifting Narratives Conference organised by UCL online from the 27th to 30th June, on ‘The Political Economy of Public Services, Spending and Production’. The conference is co-organised by UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (UCL-IIPP) and University of Greenwich’s Public Services International Research Unit (UOG-PSIRU), in partnership with University of Ghana, Azim Premji University (India), CONICET (Argentina), Public Services International (PSI), Transnational Institute (TNI), Oxfam and Young Scholars Initiative (YSI). 

This conference will bring together academics, social activists and trade unionists to discuss their current observations and findings on narrative shifts in public spending and public services globally.

Keynote speakers include Mariana Mazzucato (UCL), Abby Innes (LSE), Isabel Ortiz (Columbia) among others.  

We will be conducting two sessions:

  • María José Romero will be presenting on reclaiming sustainable infrastructure as a public good during the Public Spending, Services, and Production of Services and nation-building session, on Tuesday 28th 10.30 – 12.15 BTS.
  • Session on the Global Manifesto for Public Services

The Public Services Facilitation Group, joined by Rebecca Riddell, Co-director of the Human Rights & Privatization Project at NYU School of Law, will be presenting the Global Manifesto for Public Services published in 2021.

The full conference programme and registration link can be found here. Registrants will receive the programme with zoom links to join so please register in advance.

Please feel free to share the information within your network and to academics and students of interest !

We look forward to sharing this moment with you.

All the best,





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