Read the article, “The ‘Commons’ versus the ‘Commodity’” by Karen Bakker, available in the Ashford University Library. Then write a two- to three-page reflection. What is your personal reaction to the ideas in the reading? You may wish to address, for example, questions the reading raises for you, objections you have, applications you see of the ideas, relations between the reading’s ideas and other material from the course, etc. You should summarize the main ideas enough to give context to your comments and cite specific claims from the reading to support your interpretation. However, you should focus on exploring your own ideas, rather than simply repeating the author’s ideas. You will be graded on whether you gave evidence that you read carefully and that you thought about the material for yourself.
Bakker, K. (2007). The ‘Commons’ Versus the ‘Commodity’: Alter-globalization, Anti-privatization and the Human Right to Water in the Global South. Antipode, (3), 430.