By Emma S. Norman

Winner of the Political Geography strong point Group's 2015 Julian Minghi wonderful e-book Award!


With virtually the full world’s water basins crossing political borders of a few style, knowing how you can cooperate with one’s neighbor is of worldwide relevance. For Indigenous groups, whose conventional homelands may possibly predate and problem the present borders, and whose courting to water resources are associated with the safety of conventional lifeways (or ‘ways of life’), transboundary water governance is deeply political. 


This e-book 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. kinfolk presents a massive street to problem borders as fastened, either by way of common 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 ebook explores the difficulty of what makes a superb 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 spotlight the altering styles of water governance, it specializes in six case reports that grapple with transboundary water concerns at various scales and with diverse structures of border politics, from the Pacific beach to the good Lakes.

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