Making Public in a Privatized World

Making Public in a Privatized World The Struggle for Essential Services

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Publisher's Synopsis

How do we provide effective public services in a deeply neoliberal world? In the wake of the widespread failure of privatisation efforts, societies in the global south are increasingly seeking progressive ways of recreating the public sector. With contributors ranging from cutting-edge scholars to activists working in health, water, and energy provision, and with case studies covering a broad spectrum of localities and actors, Making Public in a Privatized World uncovers the radically different ways in which public services are being reshaped from the grassroots up. From communities holding the state accountable for public health in rural Guatemala, to waste pickers in India and decentralized solar electricity initiatives in Africa, the essays in this collection offer probing insights into the complex ways in which people are building genuine alternatives to privatization, while also illustrating the challenges which communities face in creating public services which are not subordinated to the logic of the market, or to the monolithic state entities of the past.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783604821
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Zed Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 338.91
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 374g
Height: 140mm
Width: 217mm
Spine width: 16mm