Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania

Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania

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ISBN-13: 9781134074860
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/21/2009
Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Geography and Environment
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Devleena Ghosh is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Inquiry at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Her research interests are in Indian Ocean studies, postcolonial studies and the cultural history of migration. She is currently involved in a joint project researching Intercolonial Networks in the Indian Ocean.

Heather Goodall is a Professor of History in the School of Social Inquiry at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include place and contested histories, Indigenous histories, environmental history, cross-cultural research, international activism and new media. She is currently engaged on a research project focussing on Australia's relations with the Indian Ocean Region.

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald was formerly Director of the Institute for International Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and is now a Professor of Chinese media studies at the University of Sydney.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Fresh and Salt Devleena Ghosh, Heather Goodall and Stephen Muecke 2. The Forms of Water: In the Land and In the Soul Jeff Malpas 3. Variable Rights and Diminishing Control: The Evolution of Indigenous Maritime Sovereignty in Oceania Paul D’Arcy 4. Ocean, Empire and Nation: Japanese Fisheries Politics Kate Barclay 5. Water Futures and their Influence on Sovereignty in the Marshall Islands Dirk H. R. Spennemann 6. ‘The Fisherman’s Lot’: Popular Responses to the Indian Ocean in Economic and Ecological Crisis Devleena Ghosh and Stephen Muecke 7. Boundaries, Scale and Power in South Asia Douglas Hill 8. Intellectual Critiques, People’s Resistance and Inter-riparian Contestations: Constraints to the Power of the State regarding Flood Control and Water Management in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta of Bangladesh Shapan Adnan 9. Issues of Scale in Governing Water as a Common Good: The Mekong River Basin Philip Hirsch 10. Managing the Yellow River: Questions of Borders, Boundaries and Access Michael Webber, Jon Barnett, Brian Finlayson, Mark Wang 11. Watered Down? Legal Constructs, Tradable Entitlements and the Regulation of Water Janice Gray 12. Water – Fluid Perceptions Tony McAvoy 13. For whom the Fitzroy River flows – a Fluctuating Analysis of Social and Environmental Sustainability and Incremental Sovereignty Sandy Toussaint 14. Salt Pan Creek: Rivers as Border Zones within the Colonial City Heather Goodall and Allison Cadzow

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