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Water, politics and money : a reality check on privatization

Author: Manuel Schiffler
Publisher: Cham ; New York : Copernicus Books is a brand of Springer, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Schiffler
ISBN: 3319166905 9783319166902
OCLC Number: 919339770
Description: xix, 214 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Introduction.- Introduction.- Part II: Latin America: Two Aborted Privatizations and One that Endured.- Bolivia: The Cochabamba Water War and its Aftermath.- Cuba: Water Privatization in a Socialist Country.- Argentina: A Flagship Privatization and its Demise.- Part III: The Middle East: Reform Deadlock, with an Exception.- Egypt: Kafka on the Nile.- Jordan: Private Plants, Public Utilities.- Part IV: Europe and North America: Private and Public Utilities Compared.- The United Kingdom: A Natural Experiment between Private and Public Management.- France: An Improved Partnership in the Motherland of Multinational Water Companies.- Germany: Healthy Municipal Utilities, with a Quirk.- Berlin: Privatized to fill State Coffers, Remunicipalized at the State's Expense.- Civil Society and the EU Concession Directive: David beats Goliath, Using a Few Tricks.- The United States: Public Water in a Capitalist Country.- Part V: Asia and Africa: Three Successful Utility Turnarounds, Public and Private.- The Philippines: A Delayed Privatization Success Story in Manila.- Uganda: A Public Utility Turnaround, Triggered by Pressure to Privatize.- Cambodia: A Public Utility Turnaround, Ending with Privatization.- Utility Turnarounds Compared: The Importance of Corporate Culture and Financing.- Part VI: Conclusions.- It is not about Private or Public.
Responsibility: Manuel Schiffler.


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