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

By: Bakker, Karen.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Orient BlackSwan 2010Description: xvi, 303 p.ISBN: 9788125043218.Subject(s): Municipal water supply - Political aspects | Privatization | Right to water | Water utilities - DeregulationDDC classification: 363.61 Summary: Water supply privatization was emblematic of the neoliberal turn in development policy in the 1990s. Proponents argued that the private sector could provide better services at lower costs than governments; opponents questioned the risks involved in delegating control over a life-sustaining resource to for-profit companies. Private-sector activity was most concentrated and contested�in large cities in developing countries, where the widespread lack of access to networked water supplies was characterized as a global crisis. (http://www.orientblackswan.com/display.asp?categoryID=0&isbn=978-81-250-4321-8)
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Water supply privatization was emblematic of the neoliberal turn in development policy in the 1990s. Proponents argued that the private sector could provide better services at lower costs than governments; opponents questioned the risks involved in delegating control over a life-sustaining resource to for-profit companies. Private-sector activity was most concentrated and contested�in large cities in developing countries, where the widespread lack of access to networked water supplies was characterized as a global crisis. (http://www.orientblackswan.com/display.asp?categoryID=0&isbn=978-81-250-4321-8)

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