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The Resource Water, civilisation and power in Sudan : the political economy of military-Islamist state building, Harry Verhoeven (Oxford University)

Water, civilisation and power in Sudan : the political economy of military-Islamist state building, Harry Verhoeven (Oxford University)

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Water, civilisation and power in Sudan : the political economy of military-Islamist state building
Title
Water, civilisation and power in Sudan
Title remainder
the political economy of military-Islamist state building
Statement of responsibility
Harry Verhoeven (Oxford University)
Title variation
Water, Civilisation & Power in Sudan
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Language
eng
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
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UkCbUP
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Verhoeven, Harry
Dewey number
333.911509624
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1699.S8
LC item number
V47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
African studies
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  • Water resources development
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply
  • Barrages
  • Dams
  • Economic development
  • Islam and politics
  • Sudan
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Water, civilisation and power in Sudan : the political economy of military-Islamist state building, Harry Verhoeven (Oxford University)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix: elite interviews and in-depth testimonies
  • 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
Control code
CR9781107447769
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107447769
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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Water, civilisation and power in Sudan : the political economy of military-Islamist state building, Harry Verhoeven (Oxford University)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix: elite interviews and in-depth testimonies
  • 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
Control code
CR9781107447769
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107447769
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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