Maria Kaika Introduction

This chapter examines the political ecology of the drought that hit Athens between 1989 and 1991. Firstly, the chapter explores the process though which nature became discursively constructed as a source of crisis during the drought period. Secondly, it examines how this particular discursive production of nature became central in building social consensus around a number of "emergency measures". The analysis interprets the drought as the "ferment" that expedited a set of political-economic transformations that expanded both the capital base (in the direction of liberalization of water management) and the resource base (with the construction of a new dam project).

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