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Problems of Water Privatization and Responses in Korea (MS Word Format)  Problems of Water Privatization Korea.doc
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The Korean Government Employees’ Union (KGEU) and Joint Action against Water Privatization has published “Problems of Water Privatization and Responses in Korea”, with support from Jubilee South-APMDD.

The paper is a broad analysis into public sector privatization, focusing particularly on introduction of public-private partnership into waterworks, the expected effects and how Korean people’s movement is responding.

Contents

I. Introduction

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II. Critique of Public Sector Privatization in Korea

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1. Successes and Failures of Privatization

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2. Competition… or Monopoly  The Myth of Privatization

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3. More Sophistication and More Subtleness in Privatizing Public Services

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III. Water Supply in Korea and the Government's ‘Plan to Foster the Water Industry’

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1. “Miracle on the Han River” and Poor Water Management

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2. Current state and problems of water supply in Korea                                         

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3. The Essence of the ‘Plan to Foster the Water Industry' - A plan to ultimately privatize water

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4. Problems of Public-Private Partnership and Privatization of Waterworks

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IV. Responses and Struggles of the Movement against Water Privatization in Korea

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