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Alternatives to Privatization: Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South

Abstract: 

Critics of privatisation are often told they present no alternatives.This book takes up that challenge, proposing conceptual models for what constitutes an alternative to privatisation and analyses what makes them successful (or not), backed up by empirical data on creative public service initiatives in over 40 countries in the Global South. This groundbreaking study provides a robust platform for comparisons across regions and sectors, with a focus on health, water and electricity. Alternatives to Privatisation is a compelling study and has been written by leading academics, practitioners and activists in the field.

Contents
1 Introduction: In search of alternatives to privatisation
DAVID A MCDONALD AND GREG RUITERS
2 Weighing the options: Methodological considerations
DAVID A MCDONALD AND GREG RUITERS
PART I Actors, issues and ideologies
3 Terrains of neoliberalism: Constraints and opportunities for alternative models of service delivery
BEN FINE AND DAVID HALL
4 Transformative resistance: The role of labour and trade unions in alternatives to privatisation
HILARY WAINWRIGHT
5 Gendering justice, building alternative futures
CHANDRA TALPADE MOHANTY AND SARAH MIRAGLIA
6 Social movement struggles for public services
SUSAN SPRONK AND PHILIPP TERHORST
7 Careful what you ask for: State-led alternatives to privatisation
DAVID A MCDONALD AND GREG RUITERS
PART II Sectoral and regional reviews
Asia: Regional overview
JENINA JOY CHAVEZ
8 Creating, reclaiming, defending: Non-commercialised alternatives in the health sector in Asia
AMIT SENGUPTA
9 Springs of hope: Alternatives to commercialisation of water resources and services in Asia
BUENAVENTURA DARGANTES, CHERYL BATISTEL AND MARY ANN MANAHAN

10 The public in Asia power
NEPOMUCENO MALALUAN
Africa: Regional overview
GREG RUITERS
11 African triage: Assessing alternatives to health care privatisation south of the Sahara
YOSWA M. DAMBISYA AND HYACINTH EME ICHOKU
12 Where have all the alternatives gone? The shrinking of African water policy options
KATE BAYLISS AND AL-HASSAN ADAM
13 Electrifying Africa: Turning a continental challenge into a peoples opportunity
TERRI HATHAWAY
Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional overview
SUSAN SPRONK
14 Progressive alternatives in primary health care in Latin America
LUIS ORTIZ HERNANDEZ, ILIANA CAMACHO CUAPIO, CATALINA EIBENSCHUTZ HARTMAN AND SILVIA TAMEZ GONZALEZ
15 Struggles for water justice in Latin America: Public and social-public alternatives
SUSAN SPRONK, CARLOS CRESPO AND MARCELA OLIVERA
16 Alternatives in the electricity sector in Latin America 453
DANIEL CHAVEZ
PART III Looking ahead
17 Conclusion: Ways forward for alternatives in health care, water and electricity
DAVID A MCDONALD AND GREG RUITERS

Author(s): 
edited by David A. McDonald and Greg Ruiters
Publication Information: 
Routledge - HSRC - LeftWord Books
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Type: 
Book