GATS und die Wasserversorgung: Die Privatisierung der städtischen Wasserversorgung in Entwicklungsländern

Author: Wolfgang Krumm

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 3958509932

Category: Social Science

Page: 108

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Die vorliegende Arbeit befasst sich mit der Thematik der Wasserversorgung in Entwicklungsländern und stellt die Frage, inwieweit die Privatisierung der städtischen Wasserversorgung in Ländern der Dritten Welt positive oder negative Auswirkungen hat. Dazu wird zuerst das Allgemeine Übereinkommen über den Handel mit Dienstleistungen dargestellt, welches den grenzüberschreitenden Handel mit Dienstleistungen regelt und fördert. Anschließend wird der Begriff Entwicklungsländer erläutert, die unterschiedlichen Einteilungsgruppen beschrieben sowie die Problemfelder der Länder aufgezeigt. Der Themenbereich Wasser wird durch verschiedene Aspekte wie etwa Wasserverbrauch, Wasserkonzerne und dem Menschenrecht auf Wasser durchleuchtet. Außerdem werden Privatisierungsbeispiele für die Wasserversorgung in Städten der Dritten Welt aufgeführt und abschließend auf die positiven und negativen Folgen der städtischen Wasserversorgung in Entwicklungsländern eingegangen.

Ausstellungen als Wissensordnungen

Zur Transformation des Kunstbegriffs auf der Documenta 11

Author: Katja Hoffmann

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839420202

Category: Art

Page: 502

View: 2891

Ausstellungen sind konstitutiv für die »Ordnungen des Wissens« einer Kultur - so etwa für den Kanon der Kunstgeschichte. Im Mittelpunkt dieses Buches steht die »Documenta 11« aus dem Jahre 2002, an der sich eine Entwicklung symptomatisch ablesen lässt: Nach dem Bruch von 1989 und mit dem dominanten Einsatz fotografisch-dokumentarischer Bildmedien wurde hier ein immer noch wirkmächtiger abstrakter, modernistischer Kunst- und Bildbegriff in Frage gestellt, der auf »Werkautonomie«, »Originalität« und einer »eurozentristisch-westlichen Kunstgeschichtsschreibung« basiert. Katja Hoffmanns systematische Ausstellungsanalyse entwickelt zugleich einen innovativen Ansatz zur Untersuchung von Foto-, Film- und Videoinstallationen (u.a. von Candida Höfer, Fiona Tan, Eija-Liisa Ahtila) und knüpft an aktuelle bild- und medienwissenschaftliche Fragestellungen an.

Gaspare - Geesink

Author: Günter Meissner

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598227905

Category: Art

Page: 556

View: 4980

Blaue Zukunft

Das Recht auf Wasser und wie wir es schützen können

Author: Maude Barlow

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3888979919

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2223

Die globale Wasserkrise hat sich in den letzten Jahren dramatisch verschärft: Dürreperioden, Verschmutzung und gigantomanische Eingriffe in die Natur drohen die Migration ganzer Bevölkerungsgruppen hervorzurufen. Doch noch ist Zeit, eine Tragödie abzuwenden. In "Blaue Zukunft" entwickelt die international bekannte Autorin und Wasseraktivistin Maude Barlow Lösungsvorschläge und erläutert an einer Fülle konkreter Beispiele, • wie das Menschenrecht auf den Zugang zu Wasser international durchgesetzt wurde – und welche 'global players' seine Realisierung weiter verhindern wollen. • warum Wasser keine Ware wie jede andere sein darf, die auf offenen Märkten gehandelt wird • wie wir Quellen und Aquifere schützen können und warum wir unsere Gesetze denen der Natur anpassen müssen, wenn wir überleben wollen, und • wie die Machtkonzentration in den Händen der Agrar- und Wassermultis aufgebrochen werden kann. "Stellen wir Wasser ins Zentrum unseres Lebens": In ihrem ebenso leidenschaftlichen wie informativen Buch zeigt Maude Barlow, warum der Umgang mit dem 'blauen Gold' uns alle angeht, und weist Wege zu einer gerechten und nachhaltigen Wirtschaft, die allein Kriege um die letzten Wasserreserven verhindern wird.

The Dream Chasers

Author: Roger Hamner

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1682891992

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5858

Roger Harmon, takes us on a journey of personal discovery and in the process, exposes the attitudes, mind sets and prejudices of the many characters he meets on the way and offers some fascinating personal philosophical observations. The story moves from its beginning in England to the deserts of Arabia, with a brief foray into China, a spell in South Africa and finally into a cold and grey northern Europe, Harmon relates events that are filled with humor, pathos and no small measure of intellectual challenge. Building on the experience of a failed bullion deal, Harmon has now devised a way to make millions dealing in gold. His plan involves using OPM (Other People’s Money) and being economical with the truth about how he plans to carry out the deal. To follow through with the plan, he enlists the help of a motley group of wannabes: a supermarket owner and his partner, a senior bank employee and a South African gold refiner. All goes well at first and, while the plan is in operation, Harmon becomes involved in several other intriguing episodes, not all of which have positive outcomes. But nothing ever goes exactly to plan, and the gold deal faces a serious obstacle when the fraud police become involved. At the eleventh hour, can Harmon rescue his deal and save himself, or will it crash and burn, and him with it?

Deutsches Bücherverzeichnis

eine Zusammenstellung der im deutschen Buchhandel erschienenen Bücher, Zeitschriften und Landkarten mit einem Stich- und Schlagwortregister

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: German literature

Page: N.A

View: 5385

Documenta 11, platform 5

exhibition, catalogue

Author: Okwui Enwezor,Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs GmbH.,Documenta GmbH.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Documenta

Page: 620

View: 5830

The Sustainable City IV

Urban Regeneration and Sustainability

Author: C. A. Brebbia,Enzo Tiezzi

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 1845640403

Category: Architecture

Page: 829

View: 5988

Urban areas produce a series of environmental problems arising from the consumption of natural resources and the consequent generation of waste and pollution. These problems contribute to the development of social and economic imbalances. All these problems, which continue to grow in our society, require new solutions. This book addresses the many inter-related aspects of the urban environment from transport and mobility to social exclusion and crime prevention. Publishing papers from the Fourth International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, the volume includes topics such as: Strategy and Development; Planning; Development and Management; Environmental Management; Planning Issues; Socio-economic Issues; The community and the City; Cultural Heritage; Architectural Issues; Traffic and Transportation; Land Use and Management; Public Safety; Conservation of Resources; Sustainable Transportation and Transport Integration; Depleted Ecological Resources; Environmental Pollution; Energy Resources Systems.

Encyclopedia of African Airlines

Author: Ben R. Guttery

Publisher: Ben Guttery

ISBN: 0786404957

Category: Transportation

Page: 291

View: 7504

The rainy season, terrain, and financial hardships have made the construction of highways and railroads nearly impossible in many parts of Africa. This lack of modern infrastructure has been overcome in some part by the development of air transportation. Hundreds of carriers--both small and large, government owned and private--have connected all parts of the continent. Together, they have had a tremendous impact on the African economy and the people. Country-by-country, this comprehensive reference work provides brief histories of over 700 airlines in 54 African nations. Each entry has the years of operation of the carrier, along with information on its origin, growth, and route structure. Aircraft usage, including registration numbers and nicknames, is covered in many cases. Any crashes involving aircraft in the carrier's fleet are also noted. An appendix gives the location of all major African airports.

Politics and the Environment

From Theory to Practice

Author: James Connelly,School of Human Sciences and Communication James Connelly, Dr,Graham Smith,David Benson,Clare Saunders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134529872

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 8944

Politics and the Environment has established itself as the most comprehensive textbook in this area. This new edition has been completely revised and updated while retaining the features and theory-to-practice focus which made the first edition so successful. The book is designed to introduce students to the key concepts and issues vital to the understanding of environmental problems and their political solutions. The authors investigate the people, movements and organizations involved in the shaping of environmental policy and the barriers hindering the development and introduction of successful solutions to environmental problems. This new edition has been expanded to include: a reorganized structure divided into three thematic sections a wide range of case studies from around the world at the end of each chapter more boxed examples and concepts further detail on ecological modernization an extended further reading list including useful websites.

Commerce with the Universe

Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination

Author: Gaurav Desai

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231535597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 4447

Reading the life narratives and literary texts of South Asians writing in and about East Africa, Gaurav Desai builds a surprising, alternative history of Africa's experience with slavery, migration, colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. Consulting Afrasian texts that are literary and nonfictional, political and private, he broadens the scope of African and South Asian scholarship and inspires a more nuanced understanding of the Indian Ocean's fertile routes of exchange. Desai shows how the Indian Ocean engendered a number of syncretic identities and shaped the medieval trade routes of the Islamicate empire, the early independence movements galvanized in part by Gandhi's southern African experiences, the invention of new ethnic nationalisms, and the rise of plural, multiethnic African nations. Calling attention to lives and literatures long neglected by traditional scholars, Desai introduces rich, interdisciplinary ways of thinking not only about this specific region but also about the very nature of ethnic history and identity. Traveling from the twelfth century to today, he concludes with a look at contemporary Asian populations in East Africa and their struggle to decide how best to participate in the development and modernization of their postcolonial nations without sacrificing their political autonomy.

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare,Jane Coles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521618762

Category: Drama

Page: 244

View: 7085

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character. Reprint.

Hill of Squandered Valour

The Battle for Spion Kop, 1900

Author: Ron Lock

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 161200007X

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4255

The Battle of Spion Kop was fought during the campaign to relieve Ladysmith, South Africa, after the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State had gotten a jump on the British Empire and besieged a British army in the town. It was the single bloodiest episode in the campaign, as well as a harbinger of the bitter and desperate fighting still to come in the Second Boer War. Spion Kop, just northeast of Ladysmith, was the largest hill in the region, being over 1,400 feet high, and it lay almost exactly at the center of the Boer line. If the British could capture this position and bring artillery to the hill they would then command the flanks of the surrounding Boer positions. On the night of 23 January 1900, a large British force under Major General Edward Woodgate was dispatched to secure the height, with Lt. Colonel Alexander Thorneycroft selected to lead the initial assault. However, the Boers refused to give up the position and a bitter two days of fighting ensued. In the initial darkness the British mistakenly entrenched at the center of the hill instead of the crest, and suffered horribly from Boer marksmen clinging to the periphery. Suffering badly themselves, the Boers were finally inclined to admit defeat when they discovered that the British had retreated, leaving behind their many dead. Yet, in light of the devastation wrought on both sides, the British were finally able to rally and relieve Ladysmith four weeks later. Ron Lock, esteemed author of many Zulu warfare histories, brings to life this bitter and previously overlooked campaign in vivid and complete detail, with supporting sources including then-journalist Winston ChurchillÕs battle report, as well as many previously unpublished illustrations and 6 newly commissioned maps. His account will be valuable to both historians and strategists wanting to better understand this difficult and devastating conflict.

Building a Win-win World

Life Beyond Global Economic Warfare

Author: Hazel Henderson

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781881052906

Category: Political Science

Page: 398

View: 9181

A distinguished economist and futurist examines the terrible impact of the current global economic system on international communities and the planet, and calls for a spread of international democracy and the need to forge new global agreements to form community-based societies. $40,000 ad/promo. IP.