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2007

Double-Edged Hydropolitics on the Nile

Linkages Between Domestic Water Policy Making and Transboundary Conflict and Cooperation

This thesis focuses on domestic processes of water policy making in Egypt and Ethiopia in the context of transboundary conflict and cooperation in the Nile Basin. The thesis demonstrates that the negotiation positions and river management strategies of riparian states in transboundary river basins can be considerably constrained by divided actor preferences and deficient policy processes at the domestic level. Domestic constraints narrow down the win-sets for international cooperation either by limiting the government’s decision autonomy and implementation capacity, or by reducing the range of policy choices available to the decision-makers.

© 2007 Samuel Luzi

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