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Environmental Politics in Egypt : Activists, Experts and the State.

Author: Jeannie Sowers
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted in Egypt from the late 1990s to 2011, this book shows how experts and activists used distinctive approaches to influence state and firm decision-making in three important environmental policy domains. These include; industrial pollution from large-scale industry, the conservation of threatened habitat, and water management of the irrigation system. These cases show how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sowers, Jeannie.
Environmental Politics in Egypt : Activists, Experts and the State.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannie Sowers
ISBN: 9781136672286 1136672281
OCLC Number: 852758108
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; 1 Networks, authority, and environmental politics in Egypt; 2 Managerial networks: domestic institution-building and international engagement; 3 Persistent hotspots of industrial pollution: managerial networks, state-ownership, and poor environmental performance; 4 Activist networks and anti-pollution campaigns in the provinces; 5 Natural heritage, mass tourism: conservation networks and coastal land use conflicts. 6 From masqa to ministry: managerial networks and integrated water management7 Environmental politics in revolutionary times; Appendix: transliteration note, document collections, and organizational affiliations of interview participants; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics.

Abstract:

Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted in Egypt from the late 1990s to 2011, this book shows how experts and activists used distinctive approaches to influence state and firm decision-making in three important environmental policy domains. These include; industrial pollution from large-scale industry, the conservation of threatened habitat, and water management of the irrigation system. These cases show how environmental networks sought to construct legal, discursive, and infrastructural forms of authority within the context of a fragmented state apparatus and a highly centralized.

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