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River activism, policy entrepreneurship and transboundary water disputes in Asia

journal contribution
posted on 2022-11-29, 03:56 authored by P Yeophantong
This article examines the role of non-state actors–namely, ‘river activists’–in the management of major transboundary rivers in Asia. Focusing on unresolved disputes over the utilization of the water resources of the Mekong, Nu-Salween and Brahmaputra Rivers, it argues that aside from riparian governments, these activists have contributed considerably to shaping the nature of socio-political contestation in these cases. Drawing upon a ‘policy entrepreneurship’ framework for analysis, civil society actors are revealed to play an important, if not leading, role in catalyzing and framing water disputes at the national and transnational levels, with cascading consequences for regional water governance.

History

Journal

Water International

Volume

42

Pagination

163-186

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0250-8060

eISSN

1941-1707

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

2

Publisher

Taylor & Francis