oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Privatisation of basic services, democracy and human rights : International Human Rights Law
|Article Title||Privatisation of basic services, democracy and human rights : International Human Rights Law|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa|
|Publication Date||Nov 2003|
|Pages||2 - 4|
Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 4 No 4 Privatisation has become an integral part of the globalisation process. Although traditionally conceived of as an economic phenomenon, globalisation has significant implications for the social, political and cultural evolution of humankind. However, the human rights implications of this phenomenon are only just beginning to be critically examined and comprehensively understood. A vision that considers a triad of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation as the main development paradigm can be legitimately questioned, especially in the African context where, at long last, a more solid determination to overcome conflict and poverty and to achieve peace, ..
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