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Hydropolitics, Interest Groups and Governance

The Case of the Proposed Epupa Dam

Authors: Meissner, Richard

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  • Based on alternative theoretical positions (such as social constructivism) to so-called “dominant” theoretical positions in International Relations, like neoliberal institutionalism and neorealism
  • Provides an in-depth analysis of the ability of communal interest groups to influence state and international institutions at various political scales
  • Presents a framework for analysis that can be applied to research similar issues and trends in water politics and governance
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This book investigates the role that interest groups have played over the years in influencing the government of Namibia, the World Bank, the European Union and project implementation authorities to not construct the proposed Epupa Hydroelectric Power Station on the Kunene River in the Baynes mountains, a region on the border between Namibia and Angola. Some of the issues brought forward by the interest groups are the socio-economic impact the dam would have on the OvaHimba, as well as negative consequences for the river’s aquatic and terrestrial environment. This book argues that interest groups and individuals have the ability to influence the above-mentioned institutions, and to such an extent that water politics and governance are not exclusively the domain of state institutions. As such, it argues that communal interest groups, living in remote parts of the world, can influence state institutions at various political scales.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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Softcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydropolitics, Interest Groups and Governance
Book Subtitle
The Case of the Proposed Epupa Dam
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-38887-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-38887-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38886-1
Series ISSN
2191-5547
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 96
Number of Illustrations
18 illustrations in colour
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