Grassroots scalar politics in the Peruvian Andes: Mobilizing allies to defend community waters in the Upper Pampas watershed

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Abstract

Water is and has always been the “life stream” of rural livelihoods in Andean communities. Access to water has for centuries been guaranteed through various forms of collective action and autonomous governance structures (Boelens, 2015). Until now, collective action has assured individual water access and is mostly based on local, inter- and intra-community water rights systems that shape, and are shaped by, water flows and infrastructure, local water-related practices, authorities and territory, and particular world views on how societies relate to water and nature (see Beccar et al., 2002; Hoogesteger et al., 2016).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater Governance and Collective Action
Subtitle of host publicationMulti-scale Challenges
EditorsDiana Suhardiman, Alan Nicol, Everisto Mapedza
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherEarthscan/Routledge
Chapter4
Pages34-45
ISBN (Electronic)9781315174938, 9781351705257
ISBN (Print)9781138040540, 9781138040595
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameEarthscan Water Text Series

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