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Privatizing water : governance failure and the world's urban water crisis

Author: Karen J Bakker
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell Univ. Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book critically examines a range of issues, including the transnational struggle over the human right to water, the "commons" as a water supply management strategy, and the environmental  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen J Bakker
ISBN: 9780801447235 0801447232 9780801474644 0801474647
OCLC Number: 705933323
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2012 Rik Davidson/Studies in Political Eco.
Winner of Urban Affairs Association Best Book Award.
Description: XVI, 303 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: Introduction : Privatization and the urban water crisis --
Governance failure : reframing the urban water supply "crisis" --
Material emblems of citizenship : creating "public" water --
Watering the thirsty poor : the water privatization debate --
Citizens without a city : the techno-politics of urban water governance --
Protesting privatization : transnational struggles over the human right to water --
Commons versus commodities : the ambiguous merits of community water-supply management --
Politics and biopolitics : debating ecological governance --
Conclusion : Beyond privatization.
Responsibility: Karen Bakker.

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