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Author Meissner, Richard,
Title Hydropolitics, interest groups and governance : the case of the proposed Epupa Dam / Richard Meissner.
Imprint Switzerland : Springer, 2016.

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Author Meissner, Richard,
Series SpringerBriefs in environmental science, 2191-5547
SpringerBriefs in environmental science.
Subject Water resources development -- Government policy -- Cunene River (Angola and Namibia)
Dams -- Law and legislation -- Cunene River (Angola and Namibia)
Dams -- Cunene River (Angola and Namibia) -- Design and construction.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 96 pages) : color illustrations.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: Interest Groups, he Kunene River and Epupa's Imperative -- The Kunene River's State-centric Hydropolitical History -- The Transnational Role and Involvement of Interest groups in the Epupa Debate -- Interest groups, Scalar Politics and Temporality.
Summary 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.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 28, 2016).
ISBN 9783319388878 (electronic bk.)
3319388878 (electronic bk.)
9783319388861 (print)
331938886X
9783319388861
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-38887-8
OCLC # 951975213
Additional Format Print version: Meissner, Richard. Hydropolitics, interest groups and governance : the case of the propose Epupa Dam. [Cham], Switzerland : Springer, c2016 xi, 96 pages SpringerBriefs in environmental science. 2191-5555 2016942270


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