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Published November 18, 2023 | Version v1
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The "common" principle in 21st Century water struggles. Notes and reflections on a Dialogue with Pierre Dardot (in Spanish)

  • 1. National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina
  • 2. El Colegio de San Luis, San Luis Potosí, México
  • 3. ROR icon National University of General Sarmiento
  • 4. ROR icon National University of Mar del Plata
  • 5. ROR icon National Agricultural Technology Institute
  • 6. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)


The article discusses propositions put forward by Christian Laval and Pierre Dardot

on the concept of the "common". It draws on research carried out about processes of

dispossession caused by the construction of large water infrastructure projects in Latin

America and is based on a collective discussion held by the authors at a Reading Workshop

on the topic, complemented with aDialogue with Pierre Dardot. The paper assumes that

Laval and Dardot's conceptualization of the "common" proposes a resignification of

this concept and an invitation to wider disciplinary diversity in addressing the topic,

which is required to develop more adequate conceptual frameworks to account for the

growing complexity of socio-environmental processes. Their approach also contributes to the promotion of wider democratization processes in the affected territories, through

the emergence of novel forms of subjective construction in the interface between Statepopulation-

market relationships.

Keywords: common, disposession; large-scale water infrastructures; subjective

construction; democratization.


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