Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-13
  • Publisher: Routledge
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From oceans and rivers to lagoons, billabongs and estuaries, this volume draws on water's many formations in debating human relationships as a major source of life and a major factor in contemporary politics.

Table of Contents

List of figures
Fresh and saltp. 1
The forms of water: in the land and in the soulp. 14
Variable rights and diminishing control: the evolution of indigenous maritime sovereignty in Oceaniap. 20
Ocean, empire and nation: Japanese fisheries politicsp. 38
Water futures and their influence on sovereignty in the Marshall Islandsp. 50
'The Fisherman's Lot': popular responses to the Indian Ocean in economic and ecological crisisp. 72
Boundaries, scale and power in South Asiap. 87
Intellectual critiques, people's resistance and inter-riparian contestations: constraints to the power of the state regarding flood control and water management in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta of Bangladeshp. 104
Issues of scale in governing water as a common good: the Mekong River Basinp. 125
Managing the Yellow River: questions of borders, boundaries and accessp. 134
Watered down? Legal constructs, tradable entitlements and the regulation of waterp. 147
Water - fluid perceptionsp. 169
For whom the Fitzroy River Hows: a fluctuating analysis of social and environmental sustainability and incremental sovereigntyp. 174
Salt Pan Creek: rivers as border zones within the colonial cityp. 189
Indexp. 210
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