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Resilience, Hardship and Social Conditions
This paper provides a critical assessment of the term ‘resilience’ – and its highly agent-centric conceptualisation – when applied to how individuals and households respond to hardship. We provide an argument for social ...
A Political Economy of Privatization Contracts : The Case of Water and Sanitation in Ghana and Argentina
In general, the process and outcomes of privatization have been studied from the point of view of efficiency. In this article, we consider issues in the course of contract design, implementation, management and enforcement ...
A critical asssessment of incomplete contracts theory for private participation in public services : The case of water sector in Ghana
This paper provides a critical analysis of the recent developments in the incomplete contracts theory and its conclusions for privatisation of public services. Drawing upon a case study of management contract for urban ...
Crisis, sustainability of electricity prices and state interventions in Argentina
This article examines the sustainability of wholesale power prices following the 2001 economic crisis in Argentina. We depart from the contractual disputes between the multinational power generating companies and the state ...
Access to water in the slums of sub-Saharan Africa
This article reviews the changing perspectives for improving access to water in the slums of developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. While much of the literature continues to maintain an aversion to state-led ...
Political economy of contractual disputes in private water and sanitation : lessons from Argentina
This paper examines the causes of the contractual disputes in the water and sanitation sectors and the resulting reversal of the privatization process. The evidence has been gathered from four major case studies in Argentina. ...
A tale of industrial stagnation from Africa
Many African economies have experienced rather dismal industrial development since the 1980s. The consensus is that African firms lack competitiveness in a world with increasing trade openness. What determines competitiveness? ...
Access to Water in the Slums of the Developing World
(International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, 2009-06)
The discussion reveals the failure of public policies as well as markets to provide satisfactory solutions to the problems of access to a safe, affordable and continuous water supply. In many countries, especially those ...
Limits to competition and regulation in privatized electricity markets
Privatization of electricity has been extensive both in the developed and the developing world. Failures in various areas have led to the emergence of a new consensus which regards competitive pressures and regulation as ...
Zambia: The commercialization of urban WSS
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)