Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles:

2015. The Ethics of a formula: Calculating a Humanitarian-Financial Price for Water. American Ethnologist 42(2):262-287.

2015. Paradoxical Infrastructures: ruins, retrofit and risk. Science, Technology and Human Values. Published online ahead of print, DOI: 10.1177/0162243915620017 [I am one of fifteen co-authors]

2014. with Umut Z. Turem. Regulatory Translations: Expertise and Affect in Global Legal Fields. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 24(1):1-25. 

2014. What is in a Percentage? Calculation as the Poetic Translation of Human Rights. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 24(1).

2012.  Transparency Short-Circuited: Laughter and Numbers in Costa Rican Water Politics. PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 35(2): 223-241.

2012.  Transparency in Triads. PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 35(2): 160-166.

Edited Collections:

2014.  Regulatory Translations, Special Issue of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 24(1). Co-edited with Umut Z. Turem.

2012.  Editor of Transparency in Triads. Special Issue of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 35(2).

2009.  Ballestero, A. Ed. Aportes para la Discusión sobre el Derecho Humano de Acceso al Agua en Costa Rica. San José: CEDARENA.

2007.  De Camino, R., A. Ballestero and J. Breitling. Editors. Natural Resource Policies in Central America: Lessons, Positions, and Experiences for Change. San Jose: United Nations University for Peace. [In Spanish]

Book Chapters:

2015.  Theory as Parallax and Provocation. Invited contribution to Marcus, G. J. Faubion, and D. Boyer (Eds.), Theory can be much more than it used to be: Learning Anthropology’s Method in a Time of Transition. [Peer Reviewed]

2012.  The Productivity of Nonreligious Faith: Openness, Pessimism, and Water in Latin America. In Nature, Science and Religion: intersections shaping society and the environment. Ed. C. Tucker, School for Advanced Research Press, New Mexico. [Peer Reviewed]

2009.  “Derecho Humano de Acceso al Agua: propiciando una mejor discusión en Costa Rica.” In Aportes para la Discusión del Derecho Humano de Acceso al Agua en Costa Rica. Edited by A. Ballestero. San Jose: CEDARENA.

2009.  “La Nebulosa del DDHH al Agua en Costa Rica.” In Aportes para la Discusión del Derecho Humano de Acceso al Agua en Costa Rica. Edited by A. Ballestero. San Jose: CEDARENA.

2007.  Knowledge, action and reflection: “we” the experts and our participation in natural resource policy in Central America, in Natural Resource Policies in Central America: Lessons, Positions, and Experiences for Change. Edited by R. de Camino, A. Ballestero and J. Breitling, San Jose: United Nations University for Peace. [In Spanish]

2006.  Bajo Jaguaribe: The Creation of Political Space through Water Policies. In: Re-estruturação produtiva e urbanização no Baixo Jaguaribe. Ed. Denise Elias, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, Ceará State University Press. [In Spanish]

Other Publications:

In press.“Transparency” invited entry for the International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Ed. Carol Greenhouse, Willey Blackwell.

2016 “Spongy Aquifers, Messy Publics” Invited article for  Limn. Vol. 7. You can find a pdf version here.

2015    “Underground water: from infrastructures to sponges” Invited entry for Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences at Rice University. http://culturesofenergy.com/andrea-ballestero-on-infrastructure-sponges-and-aquifers/

2013    Techno-scientific numbers as fields of mobilization. Invited entry in Mobilizing Ideas, a blog published by the Center for the Study of Social Movements at University of Notre Dame. The blog publishes interdisciplinary perspectives on social movements, social change, and the public sphere. (http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/techno-scientific-numbers-as-fields-of-mobilization/)

2003    Policies and Institutions for Protected Area Management. AMBIENTICO No. 121, San José, Costa Rica, National University of Costa Rica. [In Spanish]

2002    Ballestero, A. and E. Müller (Ed). Guide for Biosphere Reserve Management. San José. Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional-UNESCO-CYTED. [In Spanish]

1999    Training for the type of development one should aspire to. In: South-South Perspectives Working Paper 28, UNESCO-Third World Academy of Sciences-Universidade de Lisboa. [In Spanish]

1999    Rojas, M., E. Muller and A. Ballestero. Red Iberoamericana de Reservas de Biosfera: perspectives. In: South-South Perspectives Working Paper 28, UNESCO-Third World Academy of Sciences-Universidade de Lisboa. [In Spanish]

1999    Rojas, M., E. Muller and A. Ballestero. Reconstruction, conservation, and sustainable development in the Savegre Watershed. In: South-South Perspectives Working Paper 28, UNESCO-Third World Academy of Sciences-Universidade de Lisboa. [In Spanish]

Book Reviews:

2014.  Review of Comaroff, J. and J. L. Comaroff. Theory from the South: or, How Euro-America is evolving toward Africa. (Paradigm Publishers) PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review.

2011. Review of Strang V. Gardening the World: Agency, Identity, and the Ownership of Water. (New York, Berghan) American Anthropologist 113(3):535.