Constructing Scarcity and Sensationalising Water Politics: 170 Days That Shook Athens

@article{Kaika2003ConstructingSA,
  title={Constructing Scarcity and Sensationalising Water Politics: 170 Days That Shook Athens},
  author={M. Kaika},
  journal={Antipode},
  year={2003},
  volume={35},
  pages={919-954}
}
This paper examines the drought that hit Athens between 1989 and 1991 and analyses the role of this natural phenomenon as the “ferment” for ongoing political-economic transformations in the direction of liberalisation and privatisation of water management and allocation in Greece. The paper analyses how the drought was marshalled as an effective discursive vehicle to facilitate and expedite the state-led neoliberal political-economic agenda. It shows how the social consensus around a number of… Expand
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