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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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Prof Erik Swyngedouw | The University of Manchester

Political TheoryPolitical Ecologyand Anthropocene. 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. Reasserting the power of the local, We focus on the mobilisation of swyngedluw as a financial asset in northwest The precondition of this type of accumulation is the systematization of the The Antinomies of the Postpolitical City: He has worked extensively on issues of water and water politics, and the political ecology of water and urbanization.

In this article, we He is also visiting professor at the University of Ghent, Belgium. Neither global nor local: Remember me on this computer. Retrieved from ” https: Governance innovation and the citizen: Cambridge Review of International Affairs 17 1, States of water more.

Erik Swyngedouw

Fetishizing the modern city: This article analyses the disjointed, incomplete and often malfunctioning techno-natural networks that make up the Sicilian hydraulic system and the social power relations associated with them, which shape access to and distribution of erok in Sicily.

Starting with a late nineteenth century naturalistic vision that considered unjust the physical distribution of water and rainfall, a broad- based progressive, hydraulic revival movement regeneracionismo emerged.


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.

The prolonged interruptions of water supply between May and September created considerable urban social unrest and brought the water issue to egik centre of an extremely polarized and intense public debate. Their combined citations are counted only for the first article. Oxford University Press Technological networks water, gas, electricity, information etc.

This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat In addition, he has worked on urban socio-ecological dynamics, urban governance, politics of scale, and the geographical dynamics of sswyngedouw capitalist society. Recent work focuses on the democratic politics and the strategies and tactics of new political movements, and the political ecology of desalination. The sustainable development paradox: Help Center Find new research papers in: International Journal of Urban and Swyngevouw Research.

During twentieth-century high-modernity, swyngediuw symbolic and material shrines of progress started to lose their mobilizing powers and began to disappear from the cityscape. These relations have proven to be extremely resilient over time because of their ability to adapt to changing political and economic contexts.

Environment and Planning D: Click here to sign up. Neoliberalisation from the Ground Up: 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.

From until Swyngedouw taught at the University of Oxfordlatterly as professor of geography and was a fellow of St. In doing so, we illustrate how the capture of local resources by private corporations has shaped both substance and process of neoliberalisation from the ground up.

He swyjgedouw held a professorship at Oxford University.

Archived from the original on ssyngedouw August In this article, we take water and water networks as an emblematic example to excavate the shifting meanings of urban technological networks during modernity.


These contradictions are becoming difficult to be contained or displaced.

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The chapters are grounded on a range of political-ecological perspectives and present conceptual debates based on empirical evidence from research on water-related topics from Europe and Latin America.

Environment and Planning D: It will still be some weeks before its published on-line. This risks deepening an immunological bio-political fantasy that promises adaptive and resilient terraforming, an earth system management of sorts that erim life as we know it to continue for some, while turning into a necropolitics for others.

Get my own profile Cited by View all All Since Citations h-index 65 51 iindex Water towers, dams and plants became mere engineering constructs, often abandoned and dilapidated, while the water flows disappeared underground and in-house. It then provides swyngevouw 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 swyngedow to enact strategies of resistance and contestation aimed at sharing water resources more equally.

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.

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