The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water / Edition 1

The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water / Edition 1

by Joseph W. Dellapenna, Joyeeta Gupta
     
 

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ISBN-10: 904818214X

ISBN-13: 9789048182145

Pub. Date: 12/14/2010

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water presents an overview of global trends in water law and policy and assesses current global water governance. It provides an historic understanding of how and why after 5,000 years of water governance, that governance still has not reached stability. It identifies the key research questions for water law and policy while

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The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water presents an overview of global trends in water law and policy and assesses current global water governance. It provides an historic understanding of how and why after 5,000 years of water governance, that governance still has not reached stability. It identifies the key research questions for water law and policy while providing an overview of the current global water governance regime, its evolving characteristics, and the legal theories involved in these changes. It focuses on water law and discusses the characteristics of national, supranational, and international water law through a combination of case studies and thematic chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048182145
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/14/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
Pages:
413
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

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Table of Contents

PART 1. Introduction.- 1. The Evolution of Global Water Law.- 2. Mesopotamia: A History of Water and Law.- 3. Islamic Law and the Politics of Water.- 4. Water in the Jewish Legal Tradition.- PART 2. Evolving National Law and Politics.- 5. Brazil: The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water.- 6. South Africa: The Development of Water Law.- 7. East African Water Regimes: The Case of Kenya.- 8. Israel: The Evolution of Water Law and Policy.- 9. Russia: Historical Dimensions of Water Management.- 10. India: Evolution of Water Law and Policy.- 11. Australia: The Problem of Sustainability in Water.- 12. United States: The Allocation of Surface Waters.- 13. The United States: The Emergence of Environmental Considerations.- PART 3. Evolving Supranational and Regional Water Law and Politics.- 14. European Community Water Policy.- 15. Southern Africa: Evolving Regional Water Law and Politics.- 16. The Jordan Basin: Evolution of the Rules.- 17. The North American Great Lakes.- 18. The Río De La Plata Basin.- PART 4. Current Trends in International Water Law.- 19. Case Law on International Watercourses.- 20. International Cooperation on Water Resources.- 21. Public Participation in Water Governance.- 22. The Market Alternative. PART 5. Conclusions.- 23. The Challenges for the 21st Century: A Critical Approach.- Index.

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