Neoliberalizing Nature? Market Environmentalism in Water Supply in England and Wales

  title={Neoliberalizing Nature? Market Environmentalism in Water Supply in England and Wales},
  author={Karen Bakker},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={542 - 565}
  • K. Bakker
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Economics
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Abstract The 1989 privatization of the water supply sector in England and Wales is a much-cited model of market environmentalism—the introduction of market institutions to natural resource management as a means of reconciling goals of efficiency and environmental conservation. Yet, more than a decade after privatization, the application of market mechanisms to water supply management is much more limited than had been expected. Drawing on recent geographical research on commodities, this… 

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