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Author Verhoeven, Harry,
Title Water, civilisation and power in Sudan : the political economy of military-Islamist state building / Harry Verhoeven.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

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Author Verhoeven, Harry,
Series African studies ; 131.
African studies series ; 131.
Subject Water resources development -- Government policy -- Sudan.
Water-supply -- Political aspects -- Sudan.
Water-supply -- Political aspects -- Nile River.
Barrages -- Political aspects -- Nile River.
Dams -- Political aspects -- Sudan.
Economic development -- Political aspects -- Sudan.
Islam and politics -- Sudan.
Sudan -- Politics and government -- 1985-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages) : illustrations.
Note Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 March 2015).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-306) and index.
Contents Prologue: the inauguration of the Merowe Dam -- State-building, the environment and the civilisation mission -- Hydraulic civilisation and land of famine: the crafting of the Sudanese state and its sources of power -- Mashru al-Hadhari: the rise of Sudan's Al-Ingaz regime and its civilisation project -- The hydro-political economy of Al-Ingaz: economic salvation through "dams as development" -- The geopolitics of the Nile: Khartoum's dam programme and agricultural revival in the global political economy -- Military-Islamist state-building and its contradictions: mirages in the desert, South Sudan's secession and the new hydropolitics of the Nile -- Conclusion: water, civilisation and power -- Appendix: elite interviews and in-depth testimonies.
Summary In 1989, a secretive movement of Islamists allied itself to a military cabal to violently take power in Africa's biggest country. Sudan's revolutionary regime was built on four pillars - a new politics, economic liberalisation, an Islamic revival, and a U-turn in foreign relations - and mixed militant conservatism with social engineering: a vision of authoritarian modernisation. Water and agricultural policy have been central to this state-building project. Going beyond the conventional lenses of famine, 'water wars' or the oil resource curse, Harry Verhoeven links environmental factors, development, and political power. Based on years of unique access to the Islamists, generals, and business elites at the core of the Al-Ingaz Revolution, Verhoeven tells the story of one of Africa's most ambitious state-building projects in the modern era - and how its gamble to instrumentalise water and agriculture to consolidate power is linked to twenty-first-century globalisation, Islamist ideology, and intensifying geopolitics of the Nile.
ISBN 9781107447769 (electronic bk.)
1107447763 (electronic bk.)
9781316247969 (electronic bk.)
1316247961 (electronic bk.)
9781107061149 (hardback)
9781107682689 (paperback)
OCLC # 904506696
Additional Format Print version: Verhoeven, Harry. Water, civilization, and power in Sudan 9781107061149 (DLC) 2014043735 (OCoLC)891126427.

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