Globalization of Water Governance in South Asia (Paperback)

Globalization of Water Governance in South Asia By Vishal Narain (Editor), Chanda Gurung Goodrich (Editor), Jayati Chourey (Editor) Cover Image

Globalization of Water Governance in South Asia (Paperback)

By Vishal Narain (Editor), Chanda Gurung Goodrich (Editor), Jayati Chourey (Editor)


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Globalization has significantly redefined the nature of governance in the water sector. Non-state actors--multilateral and transnational donor agencies and corporations, non-government organizations, markets, and civil society at large--are assuming a bigger role in public policy-making for water resource management. New discourses on neoliberalism, integrated water resource management (IWRM), public-private partnerships, privatization, and gender equity have come to influence water governance.

Drawing upon detailed case studies from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan, this volume shows the implications of these new global paradigms for water allocation and management practices, institutions and governance structures in South Asia. It suggests that, despite claims to the contrary, they have done little to further human well-being, reduce gender disparity, or improve accountability and transparency in the system. Steering away from blueprint approaches, it argues for a more nuanced and contextual understanding of water management challenges, based on local knowledge and initiatives. This book will be useful to those interested in political economy and water governance, natural resource management, environmental studies, development studies, and public administration, as well as to water professionals, policy-makers and civil society activists.

Vishal Narain is Associate Professor, Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, India. Chanda Gurung Goodrich is Principal Scientist, Empower Women, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India. Jayati Chourey is Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India. Anjal Prakash is Executive Director, South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs), Hyderabad, India.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367253172
ISBN-10: 0367253178
Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall
Publication Date: May 14th, 2019
Pages: 356
Language: English