Tug-of-War or Benefits for All?
1. Auflage 2019,
277 Seiten, Gebunden, Book, Format (B × H): 160 mm x 240 mm, Gewicht: 618 g
Verlag: Springer, Berlin
Samaan The Nile Development Game
This framework is initially applied on several cases of international rivers worldwide, while the rest of the book is devoted to the Nile case. The book's central argument is that the riparians' interests, capabilities, and beliefs are heterogeneous in varying degrees and that the changing multilevel political contexts influence the level of such heterogeneities among the riparians, which ultimately drive the equilibrium dynamics in the Nile game to generate different conflictive and cooperative outcomes over time. Although the book's main conclusion indicates that the absence of economic interdependence and regional integration will transfer the game into tug-of-war, which will impose harsh punishment on the basin communities and ecosystems on the long term, the final chapter lists a group of recommendations addressed to the riparian states and international donors, exploring the way for boosting cooperation and preventing conflicts in the basin. Presenting clear theoretical, methodological, and policy implications, this book is appropriate for students and scholars of international relations, hydrology, and development studies.
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Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Reviewing the Literature and Setting Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for the Research.- Chapter 3: The Analytic Framework: Modeling the Dilemma of Transboundary River Basins as an Iterated PD Game.- Chapter 4: The Colonial Round: the Opening Scene of Utilizing the Nile Waters Outside Egypt.- Chapter 5: The Cold War Round: Large National Schemes on the Nile in a Polarized World.- Chapter 6: The Post Cold War Round: The Failure to Build an Institutionalized Basin-Wide Cooperation in the Nile.- Chapter 7: The Post-2011 Round: the New Chapter of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Shadow of the Future.- Chapter 8: Conclusion: Tug-of-War or Benefits for All?.- Maps.- References.