Globalized Water

A Question of Governance

Editors: Schneier-Madanes, Graciela (Ed.)

  • Presents a unique scientific exploration of contemporary water management and governance issues
  • Offers case studies from France, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Argentina, Bolivia, the United States, Lebanon and India
  • Contributors include economists, geographers, political scientists, engineers, urban planners, anthropologists, sociologists and hydrologists
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About this book

Globalized Water presents a compilation of voices that forms a unique scientific exploration of contemporary water management models and governance issues. The book describes the water paradox—how a local resource has become a global product—and the implications of this in how we identify challenges and make policy in the water sector. Over the last 20 years, the foundations of local and national water systems have been rocked by a wave of changes. The authors in this book, experts in a wide range of disciplines, address the resulting debates and issues: water as a commodity and patrimony, technological rent, liberalization and privatization, the continuing evolution of water management and policy at the European level, decision making and stakeholder participation, conflict and consensus, and the inevitable growth of counterpowers at the local and international levels, promoted by the advocates of sustainable development. The selected case studies are from Europe (primarily France but also Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Portugal), Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia), the United States, Lebanon, and India. From this diverse collection of comparative perspectives and research methods, Globalized Water seeks to advance interdisciplinary research, contributing to a new and dynamic role for social sciences and governance on water.

About the authors

Graciela Schneier-Madanes is professor emerita at the National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS) in France. She is a social science expert in urban geography and planning, with a focus on water governance. She has served as director of CNRS “rés-EAU-ville” (Urban Water Research Network), founding director of the Joint International Unit on Water, Environment and Public Policy with the University of Arizona were she led a team of scientists that was awarded the first European Commission International Cooperation (INCO) program in the U.S., Sustainable Water ActioN (SWAN). Schneier-Madanes divides her time among academic hubs in France, the U.S., and Argentina, maintaining formal connections with universities and research centers in Europe, Latin America, and China. She has published extensively as both an author and editor and serves as an expert for governmental institutions and private companies. E-mail: graciela.schneier@univ-paris3.fr Web: www.schneier-madanes.com

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“This volume, edited by Schneier-Madanes (emer., CNRS, France), provides an important overview of water governance in a global context. … the book urges readers to see the issues of water governance simultaneously as local and global, and it provides pathways to start envisaging more effective and equitable international water governance. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers/faculty.” (E. S. Norman, Choice, Vol. 52 (4), December, 2014)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schneier-Madanes, Graciela

    Pages 1-15

  • Patrimonial Economics and Water Management: A French Case

    Calvo-Mendieta, Iratxe (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • The Water Framework Directive: A Challenge for French Territorial Management

    Ghiotti, Stéphane

    Pages 35-44

  • Water Globalization: The Strategies of the Two French “Majors”

    Bauby, Pierre

    Pages 45-61

  • Technological Rent: The Key for Water Services Regulation

    Chauchefoin, Pascal (et al.)

    Pages 63-75

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7323-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7322-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0237-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalized Water
Book Subtitle
A Question of Governance
Editors
  • Graciela Schneier-Madanes
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7323-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7323-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7322-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0237-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 289
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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