Critical Criminological Perspectives

Water, Crime and Security in the Twenty-First Century

Too Dirty, Too Little, Too Much

Authors: Brisman, A., McClanahan, B., South, N., Walters, R.

  • Offers the first monograph on the subject of water-related crimes whilst also engaging with harms and security
  • Addresses not only historical issues, but contemporaneous reactions to ongoing problems, including key resistance struggles
  • Coincides with the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development,” 2018–2028
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About this book

Water, Crime and Security in the Twenty-First Century represents criminology’s first book-length contribution to the study of water and water-related crimes, harms and security. The chapters cover topics such as: water pollution, access to fresh water in the Global North and Global South, water and climate change, the commodification of water and privatization, water security and pacification, and activism and resistance surrounding issues of access and pollution. With examples ranging from Rio de Janeiro to Flint, Michigan to the Thames River, this original study offers a comprehensive criminological overview of the contemporary and historical relationship between water and crime.  Coinciding with the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development,” 2018–2028, this timely volume will be of particular relevance to students and scholars of green criminology, as well as those interested in critical geography, environmental anthropology, environmental sociology, political ecology, and the study of corporate crime and state crime.

About the authors

Avi Brisman is Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, USA; Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology, Australia; and Conjoint Associate Professor in the Newcastle Law School at the University of Newcastle, Australia.   
Bill McClanahan is Assistant Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, USA.  Nigel South is Professor and Director, Centre for Criminology, University of Essex, UK; Adjunct Professor, Crime and Justice Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.  Reece Walters is Professor and Director of the Crime and Justice Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology, Australia; a Professorial Fellow at the Open University (UK); and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania, Australia.

Reviews

“Water is the essence of life. Is it any wonder then that it is at the heart of so many contemporary social conflicts? This fascinating, timely and troubling book casts a critical lens on the power, interests and social forces that are presently determining the quality, quantity and availability of fresh water worldwide. The authors persuasively argue that water is and ought to be a basic human right, precisely because it is essential for everyone, everywhere.” (Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia)

“It took too long for a book which considers how much of the water landscape is riddled with criminal activities, harm and serious security issues, but now it is here. This is a must read for those who work on the relationship between water and social justice, and seek to find ways to fight for a more just hydro-social system.” (Professor Erik Swyngedouw, Department of Geography, University of Manchester, UK, author of Liquid Power and Social Power and the Urbanization of Water, MIT, 2015)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brisman, Avi (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Too Dirty: Water and Pollution

    Brisman, Avi (et al.)

    Pages 13-52

  • Too Little: Water and Access

    Brisman, Avi (et al.)

    Pages 53-90

  • Too Threatened: Water and Climate Change

    Brisman, Avi (et al.)

    Pages 91-112

  • Too Costly: Water and Privatization

    Brisman, Avi (et al.)

    Pages 113-147

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Hardcover 119,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water, Crime and Security in the Twenty-First Century
Book Subtitle
Too Dirty, Too Little, Too Much
Authors
Series Title
Critical Criminological Perspectives
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52986-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52986-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52985-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 236
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