Roots of Resistance to Urban Water Privatization in Bolivia: The “New Working Class,” the Crisis of Neoliberalism, and Public Services1

@article{Spronk2007RootsOR,
  title={Roots of Resistance to Urban Water Privatization in Bolivia: The “New Working Class,” the Crisis of Neoliberalism, and Public Services1},
  author={Susan Jane Spronk},
  journal={International Labor and Working-Class History},
  year={2007},
  volume={71},
  pages={8 - 28}
}
  • S. Spronk
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • International Labor and Working-Class History
Abstract This paper analyzes the roots of resistance to the privatization of public services in the context of the changes to class formation in Bolivia. Based upon two case studies of urban water privatization, it seeks to explain why the social coalitions that have emerged to protest the privatization of public water services in Bolivia have been led by territorially-based organizations composed of rural-urban and multiclass alliances rather than public-sector unions. It argues that protest… Expand
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