The Water Business: Corporations Versus People (Global Issues Series)

The Water Business: Corporations Versus People (Global Issues Series) by Ann-Christin Sjölander Holland epub pdf fb2

Title: The Water Business: Corporations Versus People (Global Issues Series)
Author: Ann-Christin Sjölander Holland
ISBN10: 1842775650
ISBN13: 978-1842775653
Publisher: Zed Books (October 21, 2005)
Language: English
Subcategory: Economics
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Pages: 256 pages
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The Water Business: Corporations Versus People (Global Issues Series) by Ann-Christin Sjölander Holland


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The worldwide privatization of public sector services has expanded market opportunities for transnational corporations enormously. Ann-Christian Holland visits countries as far apart as Britain and Argentina, Ghana and South Africa, to find the effect of privatization on that most basic of human needs, fresh water. She finds that two companies, Suez and Veolia, rapidly came to dominate nearly 80% of the privatized water market. As prices for water soared, massive public protests erupted in country after country. Holland interviewed senior corporate executives to get their responses, and sets out the arguments on both sides to present some of the innovative ideas and experiments for providing water as an essential service for all citizens.