Edited by Mauro Di Meglio (University of Naples L’Orientale) and Massimo Pendenza (University of Salerno). This Call for Papers is addressed to all those scholars interested in exploring, on (meta)theoretical and/or empirical grounds, the implications of conducting research in a “global” perspective, drawing in case inspiration from these streams of critique.
Call for papers: WATER SOCIALISATION – How climate, technologies and privatisation are changing the hydro-balances of society
Special Issue of Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, edited by Giorgio Osti (Università degli Studi di Trieste).
Water socialisation – the pact for a rational and fair water sharing – has been weakened in temperate, developed countries. The capacity to store great quantities of water, to transport it over long distances, and the progress in the fields of depuration, filtering, irrigation and channelling had ensured a relatively peaceful situation among users. Such a balance has been easier in those places where water flows are more regular and public agencies are best equipped to manage all water-related services. Industrialisation of water flows (dense technological treatment of waters in all their cycle, increased scale of water supply facilities, water customisation) ensured the balance between shared access and intense use of water.