Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS)

prof. dr. R.A. (Rutgerd) Boelens

Political Ecology of Water in Latin America (bijzondere leerstoel vanwege de Stichting Internationaal Amerikanisten Congres)
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  
  • Postal address:
    Nieuwe Achtergracht  166
    1018 WV  Amsterdam
  • R.A.Boelens@cedla.nl

2017

  • Hidalgo Bastidas, J. P., Boelens, R., & Vos, J. (2017). De-colonizing water: Dispossession, water insecurity, and Indigenous claims for resources, authority, and territory. Water History, 9(1), 67-85. DOI: 10.1007/s12685-016-0186-6 [details] [PDF]

2016

  • Zeitoun, M., Lankford, B., Krueger, T., Forsyth, T., Carter, R., Hoekstra, A. Y., ... Matthews, N. (2016). Reductionist and integrative research approaches to complex water security policy challenges. Global Environmental Change, 39, 143-154. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.04.010 [details]
  • Hommes, L., Boelens, R., & Maat, H. (2016). Contested hydrosocial territories and disputed water governance: Struggles and competing claims over the Ilisu Dam development in southeastern Turkey. Geoforum, 71, 9-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.02.015 [details]
  • Mena-Vásconez, P., Boelens, R., & Vos, J. (2016). Food or flowers? Contested transformations of community food security and water use priorities under new legal and market regimes in Ecuador's highlands. Journal of Rural Studies, 44, 227-238. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.02.011 [details]
  • Boelens, R., Hoogesteger, J., Swyngedouw, E., Vos, J., & Wester, P. (2016). Hydrosocial territories: A political ecology perspective. Water International, 41(1), 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2016.1134898 [details]
  • Duarte-Abadía, B., & Boelens, R. (2016). Disputes over territorial boundaries and diverging valuation languages: The Santurban hydrosocial highlands territory in Colombia. Water International, 41(1), 15-36. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2016.1117271 [details] [PDF]
  • Hoogesteger, J., Boelens, R., & Baud, M. (2016). Territorial pluralism: water users’ multi-scalar struggles against state ordering in Ecuador’s highlands. Water International, 41(1), 91-106. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2016.1130910 [details]
  • Rocha, R., Vos, J., & Boelens, R. A. (2016). Territorios hidro-sociales y valoración del agua: Perspectivas divergentes sobre los derechos de agua en la Cuenca Pucara, Bolivia. In B. Duarte-Abadía, C. Yacoub, & J. Hoogesteger (Eds.), Gobernanza del Agua: Una mirada desde la ecología política y la justicia hídrica. (pp. 153-176). Quito: Abya-Yala. [details]
  • Rodriguez de Francisco, J. C., & Boelens, R. A. (2016). Pago por servicios ambientales, ambientalismo de mercado, y la indiferencia hacia el mundo campesino. In B. Duarte-Abadía, C. Yacoub, & J. Hoogesteger (Eds.), Gobernanza del Agua: Una mirada desde la ecología política y la justicia hídrica. (pp. 109-132). Quito: Abya-Yala. [details]
  • Rodríguez-de-Francisco, J. C., & Boelens, R. (2016). PES hydrosocial territories: De-territorialization and re-patterning of water control arenas in the Andean highlands. Water International, 41(1), 140-156. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2016.1129686 [details]
  • Stoltenborg, D., & Boelens, R. (2016). Disputes over land and water rights in gold mining: The case of Cerro de San Pedro, Mexico. Water International, 41(3), 447-467. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2016.1143202 [details] [PDF]
  • Vos, J., & Boelens, R. A. (2016). The Politics and Consequences of Virtual Water Export. In P. Jackson, W. E. L. Spiess, & F. Sultana (Eds.), Eating, Drinking: Surviving (pp. 31-41). (SpringerBriefs in Global Understanding). New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42468-2_4 [details] [PDF]
  • Yacoub, C., Vos, J., & Boelens, R. (2016). Territorios hidrosociales y minería en Cajamarca, Perú: Monitoreos ambientales como herramientas políticas. Agua y Territorio, 7, 163-175. DOI: 10.17561/at.v0i7.2971 [details]

2015

  • Boelens, R. (2015). Water, Power and Identity: The Cultural Politics of Water in the Andes. Abindon, Oxon: Routledge. [details]
  • Boelens, R. (2015). Tradiciones de riego y transiciones políticas en los Andes. Iberoamericana, 15(58), 178-183. [details] [PDF]
  • Boelens, R. (2015). Water rights. In K. Albala (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of food issues (pp. 1463-1470). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. DOI: 10.4135/9781483346304.n453 [details]
  • Boelens, R., & Claudin, V. (2015). Rooted rights systems in turbulent waters: the dynamics of collective fishing rights in La Albufera, Valencia, Spain. Society & Natural Resources, 28(10), 1059-1074. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2015.1024370 [details]
  • Boelens, R., Hoogesteger, J., & Baud, M. (2015). Water reform governmentality in Ecuador: neoliberalism, centralization, and the restraining of polycentric authority and community rule-making. Geoforum, 64, 281-291. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.07.005 [details]
  • Duarte-Abadía, B., Boelens, R., & Roa-Avendaño, T. (2015). Hydropower, encroachment and the re-patterning of hydrosocial territory: the case of Hidrosogamoso in Colombia. Human Organization, 74(3), 243-254. DOI: 10.17730/0018-7259-74.3.243 [details]
  • Zwarteveen, M. Z., & Boelens, R. A. (2015). Property, legal pluralism, and water rights: the critical analysis of water governance and the politics of recognizing “local” rights. Journal of legal pluralism and unofficial law, 47(3), 456. DOI: 10.1080/07329113.2015.1111502 [details]
  • Duarte, B., Boelens, R., & Yacoub, C. (2015). Hidroeléctricas: ¿energía limpia o destrucción socioecológica? In C. Yacoub, B. Duarte, & R. Boelens (Eds.), Agua y Ecología Política: El extractivismo en la agroexportación, la minería y las hidroeléctricas en Latinoamérica (pp. 199-203). Quito: Abya-Yala. [details]
  • Peña, F., Duarte, B., Yacoub, C., & Boelens, R. (2015). Agronegocios y concentración de agua en América Latina ¿alimentos, abundancia, desarrollo? In C. Yacoub, B. Duarte, & R. Boelens (Eds.), Agua y Ecología Política: El extractivismo en la agroexportación, la minería y las hidroeléctricas en Latinoamérica (pp. 33-43). Quito: Abya-Yala. [details]
  • Rodriguez de Francisco, J. C., & Boelens, R. (2015). Payment for environmental services: mobilising an epistemic community to construct dominant policy. Environmental Politics, 24(3), 481-500. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2015.1014658 [details]
  • Roth, D., Boelens, R., & Zwarteveen, M. (2015). Property, legal pluralism, and water rights: the critical analysis of water governance and the politics of recognizing "local" rights. Journal of legal pluralism and unofficial law, 47(3), 456-475. DOI: 10.1080/07329113.2015.1111502 [details]
  • Vos, J., & Boelens, R. (2015). Water in global agrifood chains. In K. Albala (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of food issues (pp. 1459-1463). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. DOI: 10.4135/9781483346304.n452 [details]
  • Yacoub, C., Boelens, R., & Duarte, B. (2015). Empresas extractivas en Latinoamérica. In C. Yacoub, B. Duarte, & R. Boelens (Eds.), Agua y Ecología Política: El extractivismo en la agroexportación, la minería y las hidroeléctricas en Latinoamérica (pp. 117-124). Quito, Ecuador: Abya-Yala. [details]

2014

  • Boelens, R. (2014). Cultural politics and the hydrosocial cycle: Water, power and identity in the Andean highlands. Geoforum, 57, 234-247. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.02.008 [details]
  • Boelens, R., & Seemann, M. (2014). Forced engagements: water security and local rights formalization in Yanque, Colca Valley, Peru. Human Organization, 73(1), 1-12. DOI: 10.17730/humo.73.1.d44776822845k515 [details]
  • Boelens, R., & Vos, J. (2014). Legal pluralism, hydraulic property creation and sustainability: the materialized nature of water rights in user-managed systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 11, 55-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2014.10.001 [details]
  • Boelens, R., Budds, J., Bury, J., Butler, C., Crow, B., Dill, B., ... Zwarteveen, M. Z. (2014). Santa Cruz declaration on the global water crisis. Water International, 39(2), 246-261. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2014.886936 [details]
  • Vos, J., & Boelens, R. (2014). Sustainability standards and the water question. Development and Change, 45(2), 205-230. DOI: 10.1111/dech.12083 [details]
  • Zwarteveen, M. Z., & Boelens, R. (2014). Defining, researching and struggling for water justice: some conceptual building blocks for research and action. Water International, 39(2), 143-158. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2014.891168 [details]
  • Rodriguez de Francisco, J. C., & Boelens, R. (2014). Payment for environmental services and power in the Chamachán watershed, Ecuador. Human Organization, 73(4), 351-362. DOI: 10.17730/humo.73.4.b680w75u27527061 [details]

2016

  • Boelens, R. (2016). Foreword: Divergent Water Securities and the Politics of Formalization. In M. Seemann (Ed.), Water Security, Justice and the Politics of Water Rights in Peru and Bolivia (pp. vii-x). (Environment, Politics and Social Change). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/9781137545237 [details]

2015

  • Boelens, R., Damonte, G., Seemann, M., Duarte, B., & Yacoub, C. (2015). Despojo del agua en Latinoamérica: introducción a la ecología política del agua en los agronegocios, la minería y las hidroeléctricas. In C. Yacoub, B. Duarte, & R. Boelens (Eds.), Agua y Ecología Política: El extractivismo en la agroexportación, la minería y las hidroeléctricas en Latinoamérica (pp. 11-29). Quito: Abya-Yala. [details] [PDF]

2014

  • Boelens, R., Hoogesteger, J., & Rodriguez de Francisco, J. C. (2014). Commoditizing water territories? The clash between Andean water rights cultures and payment for environmental service policies. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 25(3), 84-102. DOI: 10.1080/10455752.2013.876867 [details]

2015

  • Boelens, R. (2015). Water justice in Latin America: the politics of difference, equality, and indifference. Amsterdam: CEDLA, University of Amsterdam. [details]

Book editor

  • Yacoub, C., Duarte, B., & Boelens, R. (2015). Agua y Ecología Política: El extractivismo en la agroexportación, la minería y las hidroeléctricas en Latinoamérica. Quito: Abya-Yala. [details] [PDF]
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