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The book deserves praises for several reasons. First, it is very well written…the authors also deserve praise for the manner in which they construct the story of the city’s water privatization, building on anecdotal evidence, extracts from the media and personal experience of one of the authors. Further, it provides a valuable addition to the literature on water policy process in India, a body of work relatively underdeveloped…. For this reason the book should interest students of governance and public policy, the activist as much as the serious academic.
This is one of the best books on the subject of privatisation of water that I have read in a long time….. The book is about Bangalore, but its importance goes far beyond the Bangalore (even the Indian) context.
Resisting Reform? offers a brave alternative, of real democracy and how this has been sidelined to make way for companies to take over the government…. The struggle for water, it seems, is a struggle for democracy too and thanks to [the authors] this understanding of water is so clearly depicted in their book.
A book with important insights to tap into.
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