Privatizando o H2O: transformando águas locais em dinheiro global

Erik Swyngedouw

Resumo


O artigo aborda criticamente o projeto global de privatização e mercantilização de recursos hídricos. Na primeira seção, as políticas neoliberais de privatização são contextualizadas histórica e politicamente. Em uma segunda seção, o discurso da “escassez” da água é explorado, relacionando-o com a lógica da privatização. Na seção subseqüente, as estratégias das corporações globais que dividem o mercado de água são examinadas. Isso, por sua vez, nos leva a considerar a centralidade contínua do Estado e o controle na regulamentação do setor de saneamento, assim como a uma discussão sobre a posição enfraquecida do cidadão vis-à-vis esses modos de controle da água. Por fim, as contradições da privatização da água são exploradas.

 

 


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recursos hídricos; privatização; saneamento.

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