The globalisation of utilities liberalisation: impacts upon the poor in Latin America
Haselip, James (2004) The globalisation of utilities liberalisation: impacts upon the poor in Latin America. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation. (Working papers (University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation)).
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This paper provides a brief overview of the global trend towards the market liberalisation of public utilities, looking at the background and experiences of nations in Latin America. The focus in on the impacts that market reforms have had upon the poorer sections of Latin American society, including the terms and conditions to which governments and consumers have been subject to. The paper outlines some of the risks that reforms can pose for nations, looking specifically at the experience of Argentina since the economic crisis of 2001, before asking whether such liberalisation reforms are appropriate for Latin America, and what lesson can be learnt.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Utility theory, Liberalism -- Latin America, Globalization -- Economic aspects, Poor -- Latin America, Latin America -- Economic conditions|
|Series Name:||Working papers (University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation)|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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