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The Politics of Water in Africa: Norms, Environmental Regions and Transboundary Cooperation in the Orange-Senqu and Nile Rivers

The Politics of Water in Africa: Norms, Environmental Regions and Transboundary Cooperation in the Orange-Senqu and Nile Rivers (Paperback)

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Water resources and related issues are of great significance in 21st century politics. In Africa, for example, hydropolitics affect politics and policymaking at the local, national, and international levels. To investigate water politics, this unique work focuses on the issue transboundary water governance in Southern and Eastern Africa. Based on extensive field research, it offers a comparative study of the Orange Senqu and Nile basins in Africa, arguing that both causal and behavioral factors (such as localization and trust building) drive the multi-leveled development of cooperative management norms and foster the creation of regional communities of interest. The book combines theory, analysis, and fieldwork within the framework of Constructivism as well as a wide range of examples to identify and analyze the nature of norms in hydropolitics. By doing so, it will help shape the debate on how water conflict and cooperative governance should evolve and will interest anyone studying African politics, hydropolitics, and issues of development.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentManagement of land & natural resourcesDrought & water supply Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation Publication Date: 27/03/2014 ISBN-13: 9781628922905  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr. Inga Jacobs is a Research Manager for Water-Centred Knowledge at the South African Water Research Commission (WRC) in Pretoria, South Africa. She is actively involved in the International Water Association's Young Water Professionals network, currently serving as YWP's Global President 2010-2012 and on the International Water Association's Board of Directors. Inga completed her PhD degree in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 2010.

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