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The Resource Privatizing water : governance failure and the world's urban water crisis, Karen Bakker

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

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Privatizing water : governance failure and the world's urban water crisis
Title
Privatizing water
Title remainder
governance failure and the world's urban water crisis
Statement of responsibility
Karen Bakker
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
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. In Privatizing Water, Karen Bakker focuses on three questions: Why did privatization emerge as a preferred alternative for managing urban water supply? Can privatization fulfill its proponents' expectations, particularly with respect to water supply to the urban poor? And, given the apparent shortcomings of both privatization and conventional approaches to government provision, what are the alternatives? In answering these questions, Bakker engages with broader debates over the role of the private sector in development, the role of urban communities in the provision of "public" services, and the governance of public goods. She introduces the concept of "governance failure" as a means of exploring the limitations facing both private companies and governments. Critically examining 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 dimensions of water privatization-Privatizing Water is a balanced exploration of a critical issue that affects billions of people around the world
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Bakker, Karen J
Dewey number
363.6/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4456
LC item number
.B35 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD4456
NAL item number
.B35 2010
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Municipal water supply
  • Water utilities
  • Privatization
  • Right to water
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Privatization
  • Right to water
  • Distribution de l'eau
  • Gestion des eaux
  • Politique urbaine
  • Privatisation
  • Etablissements d'utilité publique
  • Monde
  • Stadt
  • Wasserwirtschaft
  • Privatisierung
  • Deregulierung
  • Wasserversorgung
  • Gemeindewirtschaft
  • Stadt
  • Wasserwirtschaft
  • Privatisierung
  • Deregulierung
  • Vattenförsörjning
  • Vatten
  • Rätten till vatten
  • Privatisering
Label
Privatizing water : governance failure and the world's urban water crisis, Karen Bakker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
864900316
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 303 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801463617
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4shqn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864900316
Label
Privatizing water : governance failure and the world's urban water crisis, Karen Bakker
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
864900316
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 303 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801463617
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4shqn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864900316

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