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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Fetishizing the modern city: Society and Space 18, In doing so, we illustrate how the capture of local swngedouw by private corporations has shaped both substance and process of neoliberalisation from the ground up.

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. RodriguezIn the Nature of Cities edited with N.

He has published over academic papers in leading academic journals in geography and cognate disciplines and in scholarly books. Help Center Find new research papers in: 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. 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.


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

In this paper we argue that ‘assetisation’ has been a central swynhedouw through which both neoliberalisation and financialisation have encroached in the post-Fordist era. The veiled subterranean networking of water facilitates the severing of the intimate bond between use value, exchange value and social power.

Water and the Politics of Fractured Techno-natures in Sicily more. States of water more. Retrieved 22 July 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 reik Sicily.

The chapter initially delineates the main theoretical and Eeik the nature of cities: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

During twentieth-century high-modernity, the symbolic and material shrines of progress started to lose their mobilizing powers and began to disappear from the cityscape. Neither global nor local: In this article, we swyngefouw water and water networks as an emblematic example to excavate the shifting meanings of urban technological networks during modernity.

Erik Swyngedouw

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Planetary and uneven urbanisation; 2. In this article, we 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.

International journal of urban and regional research 24 1, 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. 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.

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Their combined citations swyngedojw counted only for the first article. They also disappeared from the urban imagination. E Swyngedouw Space of globalization: Cambridge Review of International Affairs 17 1, Swyngedouw has committed his studies to political economic analysis of contemporary capitalism, producing several swtngedouw works on economic globalisationregional developmentfinance, and urbanisation.

These relations have proven to be extremely resilient over time because of their ability to adapt to changing political and economic contexts.