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Water, Power and Citizenship investigates the interrelationship between water politics and institutions and the development of citizenship rights from a historical-sociological perspective. The evolution of water's manifold social character and values, as a source of power, as a public good, as a commodity, or as a universal right is examined in the light of ever changing and mutually binding social and ecological processes. The Basin of Mexico's rich water history becomes the vantage point to cast light on one of the most crucial challenges facing the international community - that of eliminating water inequality and injustice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403948793
ISBN-10: 1403948798
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jose Esteban Castro

JOSE ESTEBAN CASTRO is Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University. He was previously a Senior Research Associate at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, and Lecturer in Development Studies at the Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science.