The River Nile in the Age of the British: Political Ecology and the Quest for Economic Power (Paperback)
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The Nile today plays a crucial role in the economics, politics and cultural life of ten countries and their more than 300 million inhabitants. No other international river basin has a longer, more complex and eventful history than the Nile. In telling the detailed story of the hydropolitics of the Nile valley in a period during which the conceptualisation, use and planning of the waters were revolutionised, and many of the most famous politicians of the twentieth century Winston Churchill, Benito Mussolini, Dwight Eisenhower, Anthony Eden, Gamal Abdul Nasser and Haile Selassie played active parts in the Nile game, this work will stand as a case study of a much more general and acute question: the political ecology of transnational river basins.
About the Author
Professor Terje Tvedt is Research Director in the Faculty of Social Science, University of Bergen and a Panel Member of UNESCO s World Water Assessment Programme.