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Production and reproduction of inequality and structural social injustice: an inquiry from the field of essential public services (in Spanish)

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Esteban CastroORCiD



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The author analyzes critically the problems arising in Latin America after the processes ofcommodification and privatization of water and drainage. He refers to historical experiences ofprivate use of water that ended in a big failure, and resulted also in critical hygiene and healthconditions to the population, as happened in England during the eighteenth century. He proposes,instead, to study the pressures for water privatization in view of the risk of worsening inequalitiesand diminishing social rights still recognized in our Constitutions.

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Author(s): Castro JE

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Estudios Latinoamericanos, Nueva Época

Year: 2015

Issue: 36

Pages: 111-130

Online publication date: 01/07/2015

Date deposited: 10/10/2015

Publisher: Centre of Latin American Studies (CELA), Faculty of Political and Social Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)