The Multi-Governance of Water: Four Case Studies

The Multi-Governance of Water: Four Case Studies

by Matthias Finger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791466051

ISBN-13: 9780791466056

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Examines the politics of transnational water resource management through case studies of the Aral Sea basin and the Danube, Euphrates, and Mekong river basins.

As the governance of transboundary rivers becomes a subject of growing importance due to the increasing pressure on freshwater resources, this timely collection examines water scarcity and efforts to

Overview

Examines the politics of transnational water resource management through case studies of the Aral Sea basin and the Danube, Euphrates, and Mekong river basins.

As the governance of transboundary rivers becomes a subject of growing importance due to the increasing pressure on freshwater resources, this timely collection examines water scarcity and efforts to better manage rivers and river basins. Most specialists agree that states face many institutional inadequacies when dealing with shared resources and that new governance mechanisms are needed to improve water management. Using case studies of the Aral Sea basin and the Danube, Euphrates, and Mekong river basins, the contributors develop a new approach to water governance: the concept of multi-governance, an effort to collectively solve public problems by involving a series of relevant actors from the local to the global level, such as institutions, states, civil society, and business.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791466056
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
SUNY series in Global Politics Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

1. Introduction: Conceptual Elements
Matthias Finger, Ludivine Tamiotti, and Jeremy Allouche

2. The Mekong River Basin: Comprehensive Water Governance
Nantana Gajaseni, Oliver William Heal, and Gareth Edwards-Jones

3. The Danube River Basin
Stephen McCaffrey

4. The Euphrates River Watershed: Integration, Coordination, or Separation?
Arnon Medzini and Aaron T. Wolf

5. The Aral Sea Basin: Legal and Institutional Aspects of Governance
Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

6. Conclusion: Globalization, Multi-Governance, and Transboundary River Basin Management
Matthias Finger, Ludivine Tamiotti, and Jeremy Allouche

List of Contributors
Index
SUNY Series in Global Politics

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