An Uncooperative Commodity: Privatizing Water in England and Wales

Hardcover | April 2, 2004

byKaren J. Bakker

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Privatization of water suply is an emotive and controversial topic. The 'British model' of water privatization is unique: no other country has entirely privatized its water supply and sewerage systems. This book analyzes the socio-economic and environmental dimensions of privatization inEngland and Wales. It examines the implications of privatization for consumers, environmental management, and the water supply industry.

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Privatization of water suply is an emotive and controversial topic. The 'British model' of water privatization is unique: no other country has entirely privatized its water supply and sewerage systems. This book analyzes the socio-economic and environmental dimensions of privatization inEngland and Wales. It examines the implication...

Karen J. Bakker is an Assistant Professor, Dept of Geography, University of British Columbia.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:242 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:April 2, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019925365X

ISBN - 13:9780199253654

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Table of Contents

PART I PRIVATIZATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF WATER SUPPLY1. Introduction: From 'retreat of the state' to 'retreat of the market'?2. Water: An uncooperative commodity3. Building the networks4. Commercializing water supplyPART II RE-REGULATING THE WATER SUPPLY INDUSTRY5. Privatizing water, producing scarcity: The Yorkshire drought of 19956. Thirsting for equity: Consumers and the contested politics of water pricing7. The retreat of the market? Re-regulation and water supply industry restructuring8. Conclusions: Re-regulating water supplyBibliography

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`a scholarly and investigative analysis.'Natural Resources Forum