Contested Water Governance in Myanmar/Burma: Politics, the Peace Negotiations and the Production of Scale

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Along the Salween River, water is governed at multiple—at times overlapping—scales with implications for authority and claims to access. In this chapter it is argued that the scales of water governance in Myanmar are currently being contested and how this constitutes a key battleground for future decision-making not only in terms of water governance, but also with implications for the peace negotiations and the federal structure of government that it is working towards.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowing the Salween River : Resource Politics of a Contested Transboundary River
EditorsCarl Middleton, Vanessa Lamb
Number of pages20
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Open
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-77439-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-77440-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameThe Anthropocene: Politik-Economics-Society-Science
PublisherBrauch, Hans Günter

Fields of Science

  • 5203 Global Development Studies

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