Mirosa, O. and Harris, L. (2011). Human Right to Water: Contemporary Challenges and Contours of a Global Debate. Antipode 44(3): 932-949.
New book out: Harris, L., Goldin, J., Sneddon, C. (2013). Contemporary Water Governance in the Global South: Scarcity, Marketization and Participation. Routledge, London. Order your copy here.
This book focuses on three major concepts and approaches that have gained currency in policy and governance circles, both globally and regionally—scarcity and crisis, marketization and privatization, and participation. It provides a historical and contextual overview of each of these ideas as they have emerged in global and regional policy and governance circles and pairs these with in-depth case studies that examine manifestations and contestations of water governance internationally.
Bakker, K. (2014). The business of water: Market environmentalism in the water sector. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 39: 469-494.
Morinville, C. & L.M. Harris (2014). Participation, politics, and panaceas: exploring the possibilities and limits of participatory urban water governance in Accra, Ghana. Ecology and Society 19 (3): 36.
A summary of the key messages and implications for decision makers from this article is available here.
New book out: Buechler, S. and Hanson, A-M. S. (2015). A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change. Routledge, London.
This edited volume explores how a feminist political ecology framework can bring fresh insights to the study of rural and urban livelihoods dependent on vulnerable rivers, lakes, watersheds, wetlands and coastal environments. Bringing together political ecologists and feminist scholars from multiple disciplines, the book develops solution-oriented advances to theory, policy and planning to tackle the complexity of these global environmental changes. The text includes a foreword by Dr. Leila Harris.
Harris, L., Kleiber, D., Goldin, J., Darkwah, A. & Morinville, C. (2016) Intersections of gender and water: comparative approaches to everyday gendered negotiations of water access in underserved areas of Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Gender Studies: 22pp.
Rodina, L. and Harris, L. (2016). Water services, lived citizenship, and notions of the state in marginalised urban spaces: The case of Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa. Water Alternatives 9(2): 336-355.
Rodina, L. (2016). Human right to water in Khayelitsha, South Africa – Lessons from a ‘lived experiences’ perspective. Geoforum, 72: 58-66.
Harris, L. (in press). Theorizing Gender, Ethnic Difference and Inequality in Relation to Water Access and Politics in Southeastern Turkey. In: C. Ashcraft and T. Mayer (Eds) The Politics of Freshwater: Access, Conflict and Identity, Routledge, Earthscan.
A pre-publication version of the chapter is available here.
Ziervogel, G., Pelling, M., Cartwright, A., Chu, E., Deshpande, T., Harris, L., Hyams K., Kaunda J., Klaus B., Michael, K., Pasquini, L., Pharoah, R., Rodina, L., Scott, D., Zweig, P. (in press, 2017). Inserting Rights and Justice into Urban Resilience: a Focus on Everyday Risk. Environment and Urbanization.