Fighting for Public Services

Better Lives, A Better World

Fritz Keller and Andreas Hoferl

Fighting for Public Services

Fritz Keller and Andreas Hoferl

Distributed for Pluto Press

216 pages | 14 B&W illustrations | 6.5 x 9.375
Paperback $60.00 ISBN: 9780745327068 Published January 2008 For sale in the USA and its dependencies only
This book celebrates the centennial anniversary of Public Services International.



It provides a full account of trade union history and activism across the public sector worldwide. Examining the major political events of the 20th century, the book shows what challenges they presented to the PSI and its major unions. It shows how the public sector responded to the two World Wars, the rise of fascism, the Cold war, and the independence struggles in the former colonies.



It also provides a comprehensive account of the evolution of public service provision, from public health to policing, water, pensions, security and culture. It includes many examples of how the recent liberalization and privatization of public services has failed to secure efficiency and equity.

For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
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