I work at the intersection of environmental and economic geography. My primary research interests span political economy, political ecology, environmental studies, and resource management. I conduct research in both the ‘developing’ and ‘developed’ world, and consequently have an interest in debates over postcolonialism and development. My primary research focus for the past few years has been on water governance in the context of neoliberalism (e.g. water privatization). I am beginning two new research projects on hydraulic fracturing and on Indigenous water governance. I would particularly welcome students working in these latter two areas, on which we have funded MA and PhD graduate student opportunities for 2016 and 2017. I’m also the Co-Director of the Program on Water Governance (www.watergovernance.ca), which offers a wide array of opportunities to students.
DE FREITAS, C., MARSTON, A. J. and BAKKER, K. 2015. “Not-Quite-Neoliberal Natures in Latin America: An Introduction.” Special Issue of Geoforum, 64.
DUNN, G., HARRIS, L., BAKKER, K. and ALLEN, D. 2014 ‘Drinking Water Quality Guidelines across Canadian Provinces and Territories: Jurisdictional variation in the context of decentralized water governance’ International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11(5), 4634-4651
BAKKER, K. 2014 ‘The Business of Water’ Annual Review of Environment and Resources 39(1), 469–494
COHEN, A. and BAKKER, K. 2014 ‘The eco-scalar fix: Rescaling environmental governance and the politics of ecological boundaries in Alberta, Canada’ Environment and Planning D DOI 10.1068/d0813
YATES, J. and BAKKER, K. 2014 ‘Neoliberalism and Post-neoliberalism in Latin America’ Progress in Human Geography 38(1), 62–91
BAKKER, K. and MORINVILLE, C. 2013 ‘The governance dimensions of water security: a review’ Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences DOI 10.1098/rsta.2013.0116
NORMAN, E., DUNN, G., BAKKER, K., ALLEN, D. and CALVACANTI, R. 2013 ‘Water Security Assessment: Integrating governance and freshwater indicators’ Water Resources Management 27(2), 535–551
GEOG310 Environment and Sustainability Sections
Concepts of environment, resources and sustainability; the roles of physical and human geography in understanding the interaction of humans and the environment; introduction to management of environment-resource systems.
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GEOG412 Water Management: Theory, Policy, and Practice. Sections
Interdisciplinary analysis of critical water issues, in Canada and internationally. Focus on social science perspectives. Emphasis on presentation, research, and essay-writing skills.
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