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Political waters : governmental water management and neoliberal reforms in Khartoum/Sudan

Author: Anne-Sophie Beckedorf
Publisher: Berlin : Lit ; London : Global [distributor], 2012.
Series: Forum Politische Geographie, Bd. 7.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne-Sophie Beckedorf
ISBN: 9783643902160 3643902166
OCLC Number: 809125913
Description: 298 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Conceptual reflections --
1.1. Introduction: using the prism of water management --
1.2. Water management in the context of neoliberalism --
1.2.1. The rise of neoliberalism --
1.2.2. Assessing neoliberalism --
1.3. Neoliberal concepts in water management --
1.3.1. Decentralization --
1.3.2. Privatization --
1.3.3. Commercialization --
1.4. Political ecology: grasping materiality and the state --
1.4.1. Conceptualizing water management in the light of materiality --
1.4.2. Conceptualizing water management in the light of the state --
1.5. Micropolitics: grasping social practices within organizations --
1.5.1. Approaching micropolitics from organization sociology --
1.5.2. Broadening micropolitics: the theory of structuration --
1.6. Developing research questions --
1.6.1. Analysing social practices within water management --
1.6.2. Formulating four main research questions --
2. Methodological reflections 5.3.2. Outsourcing water network construction --
5.3.3. Outsourcing water treatment plant funding and operation --
5.4. `Governmentalizing' water privatization --
5.4.1. Enhancing water management through privatization --
5.4.2. Impeding water management through privatization --
5.4.3. Establishing a government-private continuum --
5.5. Conclusion: contested privatization and the role of the state --
6. Commercializing governmental water management --
6.1. Initiating water commercialization at KSWC --
6.2. Internal KSWC reforms --
6.2.1. Enhancing new staffing policies --
6.2.2. Streamlining internal KSWC work processes --
6.2.3. Enhancing training and performance-based evaluation --
6.2.4. Enhancing customer orientation --
6.2.5. Conclusion: clashing mentalities and micropolitics --
6.3. Water price reforms --
6.3.1. Increasing water prices --
6.3.2. Cutting water due to unpaid water bills --
6.3.3. Installing prepaid water meters --
6.3.4. Conclusion: moral obligations and macropolitics 4. Decentralizing governmental water management --
4.1. Decentralizing governmental water management in Sudan --
4.1.1. From CEWA to the National Urban Water Corporation --
4.1.2. The 1994 Water Sector Reform --
4.1.3. Conclusion: divide and rule --
4.2. Decentralizing governmental water management in Khartoum --
4.2.1. From the National Urban Water Corporation to KSWC --
4.2.2. Enhancing decentralization at KSWC --
4.2.3. Contesting decentralization at KSWC --
4.3. Conclusion: contested decentralization and the role of power --
5. Privatizing governmental water management --
5.1. Initiating privatization policies in Sudan --
5.1.1. The Economic Salvation Programme --
5.1.2. The role of the former Minister of Finance --
5.2. Initiating water privatization at KSWC --
5.2.1. The role of the third KSWC General Manager --
5.2.2. The role of brokers in water management privatization --
5.2.3. Water privatization in current laws and policies --
5.3. Implementing water privatization at KSWC --
5.3.1. Outsourcing water fee collection 6.4. Enhancing integrated water management --
6.4.1. Setting up the WAM team --
6.4.2. Enhancing the billing system --
6.4.3. Establishing District Metered Areas (DMAs) --
6.4.4. Enhancing open data integration --
6.4.5. Conclusion: competing rationales and micropolitics --
6.5. Conclusion: contested commercialization and the role of politics --
7. Relating water management to the political system --
7.1. The `silent society' --
7.1.1. Expanding the reach of the ruling party --
7.1.2. Spreading uncertainty --
7.1.3. Strategies to challenge uncertainty --
7.2. `Highly politicized rule' --
7.2.1. Expanding political appointments --
7.2.2. Overruling technical-engineering rationales --
7.3. Conclusion: political waters --
8. Conclusion --
8.1. Assessing political ecology and the prism of water management --
8.2. Assessing micropolitics and structuration --
8.3. Outlook: neoliberal reforms and water management. 2.1. Conditions of field research --
2.1.1. Research permits --
2.1.2. Access to governmental water organizations --
2.1.3. Working within governmental water organizations --
2.2. Towards ethnographies of the powerful --
2.2.1. Characteristics of qualitative ethnographic research --
2.2.2. Participant observation --
2.2.3. Qualitative interviews --
2.2.4. Document analysis --
2.3. Outline of the study --
3. General framework of Khartoum water supply --
3.1. Political and socio-economic framework of Sudan --
3.1.1. Political aspects of the colonial administration --
3.1.2. Political aspects after independence --
3.1.3. Political aspects of the 1989 Government --
3.1.4. Socio-economic aspects of the 1989 Government --
3.2. Urban development of Greater Khartoum --
3.2.1. Population growth and urban extension --
3.2.2. Urban planning and increasing water demand --
3.3. The governmental water supply system of Khartoum --
3.3.1. Water production --
3.3.2. Water distribution --
3.4. Conclusion: the emergence of a water supply gap
Series Title: Forum Politische Geographie, Bd. 7.
Responsibility: Anne-Sophie Beckedorf.

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