Chapter 2. The “Commons” Versus the “Commodity”: Alter-Globalization, Anti-Privatization and the Human Right to Water in the Global South

  1. Becky Mansfield
  1. Karen Bakker

Published Online: 25 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306750.ch2

Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations

Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations

How to Cite

Bakker, K. (2009) The “Commons” Versus the “Commodity”: Alter-Globalization, Anti-Privatization and the Human Right to Water in the Global South, in Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations (ed B. Mansfield), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306750.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

Book Series:

  1. Antipode

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175500

Online ISBN: 9781444306750

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Keywords:

  • the “commons” versus the “commodity” - alter-globalization, anti-privatization;
  • triumph of market environmentalism - “neoliberalization of nature”;
  • neoliberal reforms and resource management - clarifying the debate;
  • resource management reforms - examples from water sector;
  • debating neoliberalization - anti-privatization campaigns and “Human Right to Water”;
  • “human rights to water” - anti-privatization campaign with three strategic errors;
  • alter-globalization and the commons;
  • significant differences between public utility, commercial, and community governance models

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prologue

  • Introduction: The Triumph of Market Environmentalism?

  • Neoliberal Reforms and Resource Management: Clarifying the Debate

  • Debating Neoliberalization: Anti-privatization Campaigns and the “Human Right to Water”

  • Alter-globalization and the Commons

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • Endnotes

  • References