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Governing water : contentious transnational politics and global institution building, Ken Conca

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Governing water : contentious transnational politics and global institution building
Title
Governing water
Title remainder
contentious transnational politics and global institution building
Statement of responsibility
Ken Conca
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Water is a key component of critical ecosystems, a marketable commodity, a foundation of local communities and cultures, and a powerful means of social control. It has become a source of contentious politics and social controversy on a global scale, and the management of water conflicts is one of the biggest challenges in the effort to achieve effective global environmental governance. In Governing Water, Ken Conca examines political struggles to create a global framework for the governance of water. Threats to the world's rivers, watersheds, and critical freshwater ecosystems have resisted the establishment of effective global agreements through intergovernmental bargaining because the conditions for successful interstate cooperation -- effective state authority, stable knowledge frameworks, and a territorialized understanding of nature -- cannot be imposed upon water controversies. But while interstate water diplomacy has faltered, less formalized institutions -- socially and politically embedded rules, roles, and practices -- have emerged to help shape water governance locally and globally. Conca examines the politics of these institutions, presenting a framework for understanding global environmental governance based on key institutional presumptions about territoriality, authority, and knowledge. He maps four distinct processes of institution building: formal international regimes for shared rivers; international networking among water experts and professionals; social movements opposing the construction of large dams; and the struggle surrounding transnational water "marketization." These cases illustrate the potential for alternative institutional forms in situations where traditional interstate regimes are ineffective
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conca, Ken
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TD345
LC item number
.C6563 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Global environmental accords
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply
  • International rivers
  • Environmental policy
Label
Governing water : contentious transnational politics and global institution building, Ken Conca
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Managing the global environment or protecting the planet's places? : institutional forms of global environmental governance.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Toward a social theory of international institutions.
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • Pushing rivers around : the cumulative toll on the world's watersheds and freshwater ecosystems.
  • p. 73
  • 4.
  • Swimming upstream : in search of a global regime for international rivers (with Fengshi Wu and Joanne Neukirchen).
  • p. 93
  • 5.
  • Expert networks : the elusive quest for integrated water resources management.
  • p. 123
  • 6.
  • ecology of human rights : anti-dam activism and watershed democracy.
  • p. 167
  • 7.
  • Invisible hand, visible fist : the transnational politics of water marketization.
  • p. 215
  • 8.
  • Brazil : innovation through conflict.
  • p. 257
  • 9.
  • South Africa : "with water we will wash away the past".
  • p. 311
  • 10.
  • Institution building as the social embedding of political struggle.
  • p. 373
Control code
ocm58789315
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 466 p.
Isbn
9780262532730
Lccn
2005041659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Governing water : contentious transnational politics and global institution building, Ken Conca
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Managing the global environment or protecting the planet's places? : institutional forms of global environmental governance.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Toward a social theory of international institutions.
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • Pushing rivers around : the cumulative toll on the world's watersheds and freshwater ecosystems.
  • p. 73
  • 4.
  • Swimming upstream : in search of a global regime for international rivers (with Fengshi Wu and Joanne Neukirchen).
  • p. 93
  • 5.
  • Expert networks : the elusive quest for integrated water resources management.
  • p. 123
  • 6.
  • ecology of human rights : anti-dam activism and watershed democracy.
  • p. 167
  • 7.
  • Invisible hand, visible fist : the transnational politics of water marketization.
  • p. 215
  • 8.
  • Brazil : innovation through conflict.
  • p. 257
  • 9.
  • South Africa : "with water we will wash away the past".
  • p. 311
  • 10.
  • Institution building as the social embedding of political struggle.
  • p. 373
Control code
ocm58789315
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 466 p.
Isbn
9780262532730
Lccn
2005041659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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