Globalization and Social Transition

Authored by: Gerald Schneider

Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars

Print publication date:  February  2014
Online publication date:  February  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415622585
eBook ISBN: 9780203105962
Adobe ISBN: 9781136255786

10.4324/9780203105962.ch15

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Abstract

When the Bolivian government tried to privatize water services on the recommendation of the World Bank in 1999 the citizens of Cochabamba, the country’s third largest city, took their opposition to this liberalization project to the streets. These demonstrations intensified following a steep rise in water prices which had been the result of the takeover of the local waterworks by a multinational consortium.

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