Campus de Paris
Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Paper submission + workshop presentations. Course Description : Main aim of the course is to provide students with an interdisciplinary overview about a contemporary crucial issue such as Water. It will be developed following three main approaches (legal, political and social) and offering the possibility to deep into the topic through a multiple range of methodologies. A set of subjects will be covered combining teaching activities with seminars during each class, with the exception of the ﬁrst three whose goal would be of introducing the topic. Indeed the fundamental idea is to present the combination of law, policy and social sciences (namely social anthropology and sociology) as a interpretative key towards water issues. Therefore
we will deal with the recognition of water as a human right, with international law and policies, with European policies in the ﬁeld of water as well as with the discourse about the commons, the issues of privatisation vs remunicipalisation and eventually with the role of social movements and local traditions in water policies. Required reading : Bakker, K., Privatizing water : governance failure and the world's urban water crises, Cornell University Press, IthacaLondon 2010 ; Beach H. (et al.), Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Resolution, United Nations University Press, Tokyo-New York, 2000 ; Grover, V. I. (ed.), Water : global common and global problems, Science Publ., Enﬁeld (N.H), 2006 ; Schneier-Madanes G. (ed.), L'eau mondialisée, La Découverte, Paris, 2010 (English edition available soon) ; Uribe N.(ed.), The Human Right to Water, Icaria, Barcelona, 2008.