Water governance and the politics of scale

Dr. Emma S. Norman, Dr. Karen Bakker, and Dr. Christina Cook from the University of British Columbia offer their thoughts on the politics of scale at the Global Water Forum website here.
There is also a special issue edited by the same authors and on the same topic that is freely available at Water Alternatives here. (To get the articles free you just need to make an account).
Here is the Table of Contents:

Introduction to the Themed Section: Water governance and the politics of scale
Emma Norman, Karen Bakker and Christina Cook
Water Alternatives 5(1): 52-61                    Abstract | Full Text – PDF

The politics of scaling water governance and adjudication in New Mexico
Eric P. Perramond
Water Alternatives 5(1): 62-82                    Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Toward post-sovereign environmental governance? Politics, scale, and EU Water Framework Directive
Corey Johnson
Water Alternatives 5(1): 83-97                    Abstract | Full Text – PDF

State development and the rescaling of agricultural hydrosocial governance in semi-arid Northwest China
Afton Clarke-Sather
Water Alternatives 5(1): 98-118                  Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Restructuring and rescaling water governance in mining contexts: The co-production of waterscapes in Peru
Jessica Budds and Leonith Hinojosa
Water Alternatives 5(1): 119-137                Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Cultural politics and transboundary resource governance in the Salish sea
Emma Norman
Water Alternatives 5(1): 138-160                Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Parcelling out the watershed: The recurring consequences of organising Columbia river management within a basin-based territory
Eve Vogel
Water Alternatives 5(1): 161-190                Abstract | Full Text – PDF

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Water worlds: Special issue of Social Studies of Science

Jessica Barnes and Samer Alatout have guest-edited a special issue of Social Studies of Science entitled “Water worlds” that is now out.

An interesting line up of authors. If the hyperlinks don’t work in the Table of Contents listed below the entire issue is available here (subscription required).

Table of Contents

August 2012; 42 (4)

Water Worlds

Guest editors: Jessica Barnes and Samer Alatout

Articles

  • Water worlds: Introduction to the special issue of Social Studies of Science – Jessica Barnes and Samer Alatout

    Social Studies of Science August 2012 42: 483-488, first published on June 1, 2012 doi:10.1177/0306312712448524

  • Water and technoscientific state formation in California – Patrick Carroll

    Social Studies of Science August 2012 42: 489-516, first published on March 6, 2012 doi:10.1177/0306312712437977

  • Pumping possibility: Agricultural expansion through desert reclamation in Egypt – Jessica Barnes

    Social Studies of Science August 2012 42: 517-538, first published on March 5, 2012 doi:10.1177/0306312712438772

  • Nature as infrastructure: Making and managing the Panama Canal watershed – Ashley Carse

    Social Studies of Science August 2012 42: 539-563, first published on April 2, 2012 doi:10.1177/0306312712440166

  • The ‘sinew of development’: Cold War geopolitics, technical expertise, and water resource development in Southeast Asia, 1954–1975 – Chris Sneddon

    Social Studies of Science August 2012 42: 564-590, first published on June 1, 2012 doi:10.1177/0306312712445835

  • From hydroimperialism to hydrocapitalism: ‘French’ hydraulics in France, North Africa, and beyond – Sara B. Pritchard

    Social Studies of Science August 2012 42: 591-615, first published on April 25, 2012 doi:10.1177/0306312712443018

  • Water: Political, biopolitical, material – Karen Bakker

    Social Studies of Science August 2012 42: 616-623, first published on May 2, 2012 doi:10.1177/0306312712441396

  • Do we live in water cultures? A methodological commentary – Wiebe Bijker

    Social Studies of Science August 2012 42: 624-627, first published on March 29, 2012 doi:10.1177/0306312712441690

Book Review

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    • Nicholas J. Rowland

    Review of Govind Gopakumar, Transforming Urban Water Supply in India: The Role of Reform and Partnerships in Globalization

    Social Studies of Science August 2012 42: 628-631, doi:10.1177/0306312711435417