Erik Swyngedouw

Erik Swyngedouw [geographer] is professor of geography at the University of Manchester in its School of Environment and Development. He graduated with an MSc in bio-engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, Master in Urban and Regional Planning; PhD entitled “The production of new spaces of production” under the supervision of David Harvey ( Johns Hopkins University,1991). From 1988 until 2006 Swyngedouw taught at the University of Oxford, as professor of geography, and was a fellow of St. Peter’s College. He has been professor in the most important european universities. Swyngedouw is committed to political economic analysis of contemporary capitalism, producing several major works on economic globalisation, regional development, finance, and urbanisation. Lately his interests have turned to politicalecological themes and the transformation of nature, notably water issues, in Ecuador, Spain, the UK, and elsewhere in Europe. Among his several publication: Social Power and the Urbanisation of Water: Flows of Power. Oxford University Press, 2004; La Crisis del Abastecimientode Agua en Guayaquil. Quito: Ildis, 1995; Towards Global Localization. London: University College Press, 1992 with P. Cooke, F. Moulaert, O. Weinstein, P Wells.