The Political Nexus between Water and Economics in Brazil: A Critique of Recent Policy Reforms
AbstractThe reform of water policies in Brazil has involved a combination of regulatory norms and economic-incentive instruments. Nonetheless, contrary to its formal objectives, the process has largely failed to prevent widespread environmental impacts and growing spatial and sectoral conflicts. The main reason for such failures is the perverse influence of market rationality, which is particularly evident in the reorganization of the public sector, the quantification of the monetary value of water, and the payment for environmental services.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Union for Radical Political Economics in its journal Review of Radical Political Economics.
Volume (Year): 42 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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water reforms; ecological economics; political ecology; IWRM; Brazil;
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