Governing Transboundary Waters: Canada, the United States, by Emma S. Norman

By Emma S. Norman

Winner of the Political Geography uniqueness Group's 2015 Julian Minghi individual e-book Award!


With nearly the complete world’s water basins crossing political borders of a few style, knowing tips on how to cooperate with one’s neighbor is of world relevance. For Indigenous groups, whose conventional homelands may well predate and problem the present borders, and whose dating to water assets are associated with the safety of conventional lifeways (or ‘ways of life’), transboundary water governance is deeply political. 


This ebook explores the nuances of transboundary water governance via an in-depth exam of the Canada-US border, with an emphasis at the management of Indigenous actors (First international locations and local Americans). The inclusion of this "third sovereign" within the dialogue of Canada-U.S. family offers an immense street to problem borders as fastened, either by way of traditional source governance and citizenship, and highlights the position of non-state actors in charting new territory in water governance. the quantity widens the dialog to supply a wealthy research of the cultural politics of transboundary water governance. 


In this context, the e-book explores the difficulty of what makes an excellent up-stream neighbor and analyzes the rescaling of transboundary water governance. via narrative, the e-book explores how those governance mechanisms are associated with wider problems with environmental justice, decolonization, and self-determination. to focus on the altering styles of water governance, it specializes in six case stories that grapple with transboundary water concerns at assorted scales and with various buildings of border politics, from the Pacific sea coast to the nice Lakes.

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