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Water and Politics: Clientelism and Reform in Urban Mexico

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Storrs Center Barnes & Noble UConn Bookstore

Much of the world’s population lives in cities in developing countries, where access to quality water services is either inadequate or sorely missing. The problem is neither technical nor financial: it’s political. Elected officials often exchange water service for the vote, and reward political allies or punish political enemies by manipulating access to this increasingly scarce, and therefore politically valuable, resource. When do politicians forgo this politicized manipulation of water service and invest in reform?

Join us for a talk with author Veronica Herrera as she discusses how state-society coalitions can reduce politicized manipulations of water service, improve water service quality, and develop sustainable governance of hydraulic resources in cities.

Veronica Herrera is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut.

Contact:

Lindsay Halle (lindsay.halle@uconn.edu)

Political Science (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, el Instituto, Office of Global Affairs, UConn Master Calendar

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