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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Reasserting the power of the local, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He graduated with an MSc in Agricultural Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven inwith a thesis focussed on agrarian change in the community of Heers. The University of Manchester.

This manuscript was accepted for publication on 21 Nov in the journal Theory, Culture and Society. In addition, he has swynggedouw on urban socio-ecological dynamics, urban governance, politics of scale, and the geographical dynamics of advanced capitalist society. RodriguezIn the Nature of Cities edited with N.

Erik Swyngedouw

Planetary and uneven urbanisation; 2. He is also visiting professor at the University of Ghent, Belgium. They also disappeared from the urban imagination.

Recent work focuses on the democratic politics and the strategies and tactics of new political movements, and the political ecology of desalination. Archived copy as title link.

Water and the Politics of Fractured Techno-natures in Sicily more. AbstractThis 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 Reclaiming egalitarian political spaces E Swyngedouw Swygedouw geography 30 7, 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.

Neither global nor local: 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. The veiled subterranean networking of water facilitates the severing of the intimate bond between use value, exchange value and social power. The city as a hybrid: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 33 3, Jan 1, Publication Name: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.


This risks deepening an immunological bio-political fantasy that promises adaptive and resilient terraforming, an earth system management of sorts that permits life as we know it to continue for some, while turning into a necropolitics for others.

My profile My library Metrics Alerts. Professor of Geography, The University of Manchester. Get my own profile Cited by View all All Since Citations h-index 65 51 iindex Society and Space 18, More importantly, this ruling group also proved extremely skilful in presenting their age-old solutions to the crisis, mainly based on the construction of additional hydraulic infrastructure, in the context of a national structural reform of the water sector which, at least nominally, should have challenged the status quo.

Immuno-biopolitics and Depoliticising Ontologies in the Anthropocene more. We conclude that the dystopian underbelly of the city that at times springs up in the form of accumulated waste, dirty water, pollution, or social disintegration, produces a sharp contrast when set against the increasingly managed clarity of the urban environment.

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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.

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. 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 wsyngedouw infrastructure of the region through aggressive debt-led expansion and, in particular, a hostile takeover of the Manchester Ship Canal for its land-bank.


During twentieth-century high-modernity, the eriik and material shrines of progress started to lose their mobilizing powers and began to disappear from the cityscape. The following articles are merged in Scholar.

Erik Swyngedouw

We focus on the mobilisation of land as a financial asset in northwest Neoliberal urbanization in Europe: AbstractThis 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 water in Sicily.

Oxford University Press The book features 11 chapters that contribute to the debate on the tensions and contradictions between social justice and environmental justice at different levels. States of water more. Title Cited by Year Neither global nor local: Neoliberal Urbanization in Europe: Their combined citations are counted only for the first article.

Help Center Find new research papers in: Multipolar world order including the postcolonial critique of knowledge production ; and 3. 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.

Environment and Planning D: The chapters are grounded on a range of political-ecological perspectives International journal of urban and regional research 24 1, This paper was accepted for publication in Nov to be published in Contentious material about living people that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately.