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Water, Power and Citizenship

Social Struggle in the Basin of Mexico


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. José Esteban Castro
    Pages 1-10
  3. José Esteban Castro
    Pages 11-38
  4. José Esteban Castro
    Pages 39-66
  5. José Esteban Castro
    Pages 67-96
  6. José Esteban Castro
    Pages 97-127
  7. José Esteban Castro
    Pages 129-160
  8. José Esteban Castro
    Pages 161-186
  9. José Esteban Castro
    Pages 187-190
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 191-232

About this book


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.


Citizenship development evolution history water

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Newcastle upon TyneUK

About the authors

JOSÉ 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.

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