As globalization and marketplace liberalization march ahead unabated the worldwide commons stay commodified and privatized at a fast velocity. during this international method, the possession, sale and provide of water is more and more a flashpoint for debates and clash over privatization, and nowhere is the talk extra complicated or acute than in Southern Africa. The Age of Commodity offers an outline of the debates over water within the quarter together with a conceptual evaluate of water 'privatization', the way it pertains to human rights, macro-economic coverage and GATS. The ebook then provides case reviews of significant water privatization tasks within the area, drawing out the most important subject matters universal to water privatization debates all over the world together with corruption, gender fairness and donor conditionalities. This publication is robust and important examining in our new age of commodity.

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