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

Author: Karen J Bakker
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Privatizing water.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010015488
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen J Bakker
ISBN: 9780801447235 0801447232 9780801474644 0801474647 9780801463617 0801463610
OCLC Number: 960888353
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2012 Rik Davidson/Studies in Political Eco.
Winner of Urban Affairs Association Best Book Award.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 303 s.) illustrations, maps
Contents: 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
Responsibility: Karen Bakker

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"Is water, arguably the most basic of human needs, the final frontier for capitalism? Is market governance of water nothing more than green imperialism? Karen Bakker's Privatizing Water bravely and Read more...

 
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