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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Lecture: "Following the Flow: How Water Became a Commodity and Why Bolivians Are Still Fighting a Water War"

Mon, November 21, 2011 • 12:00 PM • BUR 214

Oriol Mirosa, doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, locates the privatization of water services in Bolivia in a global context, showing how a changing international discourse and institutions pushed Bolivia and other poor countries to view water as a marketable commodity rather than as a basic need and how these pressures for privatization have persisted even in the aftermath of successful social movement pressure for a democratic opening.

For more information, e-mail Julie Kniseley.


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