Community asset transfer enables local groups to own or manage a government owned facility and/or related services. For critics, it is merely an extension of roll-back neoliberalism, permitting the state to withdraw from welfare and transfer risk from local government to ill-defined communities. The paper uses quantitative and case study data from Northern Ireland to demonstrate its transformative potential by challenging the notion of private property rights, enabling communities to accumulate and endanger forms of cooperative consumption. It concludes by highlighting the implications for more progressive forms of social economics in relation to public and private markets and government sponsorship of its own development.
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||AAG 2014 Annual Conference - Tampa Convention Center, Tampa FL USA, United States|
Duration: 08 Apr 2014 → 12 Apr 2014
|Conference||AAG 2014 Annual Conference|
|City||Tampa FL USA|
|Period||08/04/2014 → 12/04/2014|