Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

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

Mon, November 21, 2011 | BUR 214

12:00 PM

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.

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