River activism, policy entrepreneurship and transboundary water disputes in Asia

  title={River activism, policy entrepreneurship and transboundary water disputes in Asia},
  author={Pichamon Yeophantong},
  journal={Water International},
  pages={163 - 186}
ABSTRACT This article examines the role of non-state actors – namely, ‘river activists’ – in the management of major transboundary rivers in Asia. Focusing on unresolved disputes over the utilization of the water resources of the Mekong, Nu-Salween and Brahmaputra Rivers, it argues that aside from riparian governments, these activists have contributed considerably to shaping the nature of socio-political contestation in these cases. Drawing upon a ‘policy entrepreneurship’ framework for… 

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