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Scarcity, Entitlements and the Economics of Water in Developing Countries

By Prathivadi B. Anand

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No`In this creative study Anand applies environmental economic tools and concepts to analyze water issues in developing countries... The author carefully integrates the poverty, inequality, and development issues of water; and he meticulously discusses the intertwined rivalrous and excludable public good characteristics of water supply... Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Investigating Water 'Scarcity' 3. Access to Water Supply: Achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4. Sharing Water Peacefully: Understanding Transboundary Water-Resource Conflicts 5. An Analysis of a River Dispute: Interaction of Politics and Economics 6. Improving Access to Water: Institutions, Entitlements and Inequality 7. Consumer Preferences and Public Policy 8. Justice, Rights and Sustainability: Access to Water and the Capability Approach 9. Conclusions and a Research Agenda Bibliography Index

Topics: Water supply, Developing countries, ; Water resource conflicts, ; Justice and rights
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:bradscholars.brad.ac.uk:10454/2980
Provided by: Bradford Scholars
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