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River-Basin Politics and the Rise of Ecological and Transnational Democracy in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa

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dc.contributor.author Sneddon, Chris
dc.contributor.author Fox, Coleen
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-23T18:20:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-23T18:20:39Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6380
dc.description.abstract "In recent years, debates over 'deliberative', 'transnational' and 'ecological' democracy have proliferated, largely among scholars engaged in discussions of modernisation, globalisation and political identity. Within this broad context, scholars and practitioners of environmental governance have advanced the argument that a democratic society will produce a more environmentally conscious society. We want to make a volte-face of this argument and ask: to what extent does engagement with environmental politics and, specifically, water politics, contribute to processes of democratisation? After reviewing some of the contributions to debates over 'ecological' and 'transnational' democracy, we explore this question within the context of conflicts over river-basin development in Southeast Asia and southern Africa. We argue that there are multiple pathways to democratisation and that, in some cases, the environment as a political issue does constitute a significant element of democratisation. But notions of 'ecological' and 'transnational' democracy must embody how both 'environment' and 'the transnational', as mobilised by specific social movements in specific historical and geographical circumstances, are politically constructed." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Mekong River region en_US
dc.subject Zambezi River en_US
dc.subject environmental policy en_US
dc.subject ecology en_US
dc.subject democracy en_US
dc.title River-Basin Politics and the Rise of Ecological and Transnational Democracy in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Water Alternatives en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 66-88 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US

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