Water and Power: Are public services still public?
Public water and electricity are back in vogue. Yet many state-owned utilities are now undergoing corporatisation: they have legal autonomy and manage their own finances. Is this a positive development in the struggle for equitable public services? Or a slippery slope toward privatization?
The book "Rethinking Corporatisation and Public Services in the Global South" explores this rapidly growing trend towards 'corporatisation'. (Also available in Spanish.)