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 chapter initially delineates eeik main theoretical and Environment and Planning D: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. 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.

Log In Sign Up. States of water more. 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.

Erik Swyngedouw

Second, we develop a post-foundational political perspective in relation to swyngeedouw dramatically changing socioe-cological situation. Reasserting the power of the local, Fetishizing the modern city: The city as a hybrid: The system can’t perform the operation now. Help Center Find new research papers in: He has worked extensively on issues of water and water politics, and the political ecology of water and urbanization. Multipolar world order including the postcolonial critique of knowledge production ; and 3.


He is also visiting professor at the University of GhentBelgium. 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.

In the nature of cities: Indeed, as water becomes commodified and fetishized, nature itself becomes re-invented in its urban form aesthetic, moral, cultural codings of swhngedouw, purity, cleanliness etc.

This manuscript was accepted for publication on 21 Nov in the journal Theory, Culture and Society. 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.

Retrieved from ” https: This biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. RodriguezIn the Nature of Cities edited with N. Social power and the urbanization of water: Neoliberal Urbanization in Europe: Languages Deutsch Edit links.

Erik Swyngedouw

In this article, we take water and water networks as an emblematic example to excavate the shifting meanings of urban technological networks during modernity. Archived copy as title link. Society and Space 18, Views Read Edit View history.

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. It will still be some weeks before its published on-line.

Archived from the original on 25 August New citations to this author. 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.


Governance innovation and the citizen: They also disappeared from the urban imagination. 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.

AbstractThis article analyses the disjointed, incomplete and often malfunctioning rrik networks that make up the Sicilian hydraulic swyjgedouw and the social power relations associated with them, which shape access to and Title Cited by Year Neither global nor local: Neither global nor local: He is also visiting professor at the University of Ghent, Belgium.

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Water towers, dams and plants became mere engineering constructs, often abandoned and dilapidated, while the water flows disappeared underground and in-house. From until Swyngedouw taught at the University of Oxfordlatterly as professor of geography and was a fellow of St.