(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Neoliberalism and water reforms in western India : commercialization, self-sufficiency, and regulatory bodies

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, INDE


The paper deals with the changes brought about by the "reforms" in water currently under way in many parts of the world. Three particular reforms in the state of Maharashtra are discussed : the commercialization of a parastatal body, the concept of self-sufficiency as it plays out in the contxt or urban local bodies, and the working of the regulatory body in water. Changes in institutional practices are resulting in changes in subjectivities, foreclosing alternatives, and leading to attempts to "depoliticize" the water arena


Article of periodic

published at : Geoforum / ISSN 0016-7185 / CODEN GFRMAK

Editor : Pergamon Press, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1970)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 40, no2 [pp. 228-238]

Bibliographic references : 40 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15001

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