Space of globalization: Reasserting the power of the local, , , Governance innovation and the citizen: the Janus face of. Erik Swyngedouw holds a PhD in Geography and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He also holds Master’s Degrees in both. Erik Swyngedouw is Professor of Geography at Manchester University and the author of Liquid Power: Contested Hydro-Modernities in.

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The veiled subterranean networking of water facilitates the severing of the intimate bond between use value, exchange value and social power.

The chapters are grounded on a range of political-ecological perspectives They also disappeared from the urban imagination. The chapter initially delineates the main theoretical and conceptual approaches underpinning our understanding of how water resources are enmeshed with multiscalar processes related to technology and the nation-state.

Erik Swyngedouw

Indeed, as water becomes commodified and fetishized, nature itself becomes re-invented in its urban form aesthetic, moral, cultural codings of hygiene, purity, cleanliness etc. This version is the last version we submitted. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 33 3, Neoliberal Urbanization in Europe: Fetishizing the modern city: We focus on the mobilisation of land as a financial asset in northwest The book features 11 chapters that contribute to the debate on the tensions and contradictions between social justice and environmental justice at different levels.

Help Center Find new research papers in: The University of Manchester. By focusing on transformative struggles over land we eril to research agendas attempting to understand the systemically dispossessive nature of assetisation, its relationship to fictitious capital formation, and the way in which such neoliberalising transformations are produced through grounded and situated socio-spatial struggle.


Erik Swyngedouw

Dams, water towers, sewage systems and the like were celebrated as glorious icons, carefully designed, ornamented and prominently located in the city, celebrating the modern promise of progress. We focus on how the erk, and occasionally real, water scarcity on the island may be understood as a socio-environmental or techno-natural problem deriving from a combination of ecological, political and socio-economic factors.

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Our main empirical focus is on the Sicilian water crisis of summerwhich was a particularly revelatory moment as far as the socio-natural power relations involved in access to water were concerned. Let’s Drink to the Great Thirst! He is also visiting professor at the University of Ghent, Belgium.

Jan 1, Publication Name: Title Cited by Year Neither global nor local: International journal of urban and regional research 24 1, His interests have also included political-ecological themesand the transformation of nature, urban governance, politics of scale, notably water issues, in Ecuador, Spain, the UK, and elsewhere in Europe.

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In this article, we take water and water networks as an emblematic example to excavate the shifting meanings of urban technological networks during modernity. This perspective understands the political in terms of performance and, in an Arendtian manner, re-opens the political as forms of public-acting in common that subtracts from or exceeds what is gestured to hold socio-ecological constellations together. This manuscript was accepted for publication on 21 Nov in the journal Theory, Culture and Society.

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In the nature of cities: In this article, we This chapter outlines the aims and content of this volume, delving into the complex and often hidden connection between water, technological advancement and the nation-state.

Reclaiming egalitarian political spaces E Swyngedouw Political geography 30 7, Reasserting the power of the local, Second, we develop a post-foundational political perspective in relation to our dramatically changing socioe-cological situation. Recent work focuses on the ewyngedouw politics and the strategies and tactics of new political movements, and the political ecology of desalination.

In the postwar period, we experienced a continuous swyngedluw expansion of Fordist production My profile My library Metrics Alerts. It then provides an overview of the contributions to this volume, outlining how all of the case studies unfold through choreographies of oppression and domination, while also, and inevitably, bringing to the fore the opportunity to enact strategies of resistance and contestation aimed at sharing water resources more equally.

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