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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In addition, he has worked on urban socio-ecological dynamics, urban governance, politics of scale, and the geographical dynamics of advanced capitalist society.

The prolonged interruptions of water supply between May and September created considerable urban social unrest and brought the water issue to the centre of an extremely polarized and intense public debate. The following articles are merged in Scholar. This “Cited by” count includes citations to the following articles in Scholar.

In this paper we argue that ‘assetisation’ has been a central axis through which both neoliberalisation and financialisation have encroached in the post-Fordist era. Fetishizing the modern city: Environment and Planning D: Let’s Drink to the Great Thirst!

Recent work focuses on the democratic politics and the strategies and tactics of new seyngedouw movements, and the political ecology of desalination. This manuscript was accepted for publication on 21 Nov in the journal Theory, Culture and Society.

We examine those relations and entanglements through considering the techno-natural water infrastructures on the island and how they express particular political and social power configurations.

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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. Jan 1, Publication Name: They also disappeared from the urban imagination.

Get my own profile Cited by View all All Since Citations h-index 65 51 iindex From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. These relations have proven to be extremely resilient over time because of their ability to adapt to changing political and economic contexts.


Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. The chapters are grounded on a range of political-ecological perspectives This article analyses the disjointed, incomplete and often malfunctioning techno-natural networks that make up the Sicilian swyngedoyw system and the social power relations associated with them, which shape access to and distribution of water in Sicily.

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We first examine how various AnthropoScenes, while internally fractured and heterogeneous, ranging from geo-engineering and Earth System science to more-than-human and object oriented ontologies, places things and beings, human and non-human, within a particular relational straitjacket that does not allow for a remainder or constitutive outside. Neoliberal urbanization in Europe: 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.

International journal of urban and regional research 24 1, Cambridge Review of International Affairs 17 1, In this chapter of the book Water Justice Cambridge University Press, edited by Boelens, Vos and Perreault, Erik Swyngedouw and Rutgerd Boelens, examine the interaction among the evolving political ideologies and socio- cultural We focus on the mobilisation of land as a financial asset in northwest England’s former industrial heartlands, offering an account of how property developer ‘The Peel Group’ came to dominate the land and port infrastructure of the region through aggressive debt-led expansion and, in particular, a hostile takeover of the Manchester Ship Canal for its land-bank.

This paper was accepted for publication in Nov to be published in 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. E Swyngedouw Space of globalization: RodriguezIn the Nature of Cities edited with N.

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.

We focus on the mobilisation of land as a financial asset in northwest Reasserting the power of the local, 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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Technological networks water, gas, electricity, information etc. Retrieved 22 July From until Swyngedouw taught at the University of Oxfordlatterly as professor swngedouw geography and was a fellow of St.

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 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.

First, we show how a particular set of socio-environmental relations and entanglements has characterized this region since the unification of Italy in the mid-nineteenth century.

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International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 33 3, We conclude that the crisis produced little change in the articulation of social relations around water and, furthermore, that it provided yet another example of how Sicily’s hegemonic powers base their survival on their continuing ability to adapt their discourse and practice to the changing contexts in which they operate.

By focusing on transformative struggles over land we contribute 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.

Swyngedouw has committed his studies to political economic analysis of contemporary capitalism, producing several major works on economic globalisationregional developmentfinance, and urbanisation. He has worked extensively on issues of water and water politics, and the political ecology of water and urbanization.

The precondition of this type of accumulation is the systematization of the