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Transaqua: power, political change and the transnational politics of a water megaproject

Adeniran, Adegboyega; Daniell, Katherine

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Least developed countries, with their unique governance and political-economic conditions, face uncommon and under-researched transboundary hydropolitical issues. We analyze the impact of power and political change on the adoption of the Transaqua water transfer megaproject in Central Africa using process tracing and analysis of documents, interviews and fieldwork. We present the key actors and their interests and argue for the central role of the Nigerian leadership in driving Nigeria’s...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAdeniran, Adegboyega
dc.contributor.authorDaniell, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-09T03:33:15Z
dc.identifier.issn0790-0627
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/216780
dc.description.abstractLeast developed countries, with their unique governance and political-economic conditions, face uncommon and under-researched transboundary hydropolitical issues. We analyze the impact of power and political change on the adoption of the Transaqua water transfer megaproject in Central Africa using process tracing and analysis of documents, interviews and fieldwork. We present the key actors and their interests and argue for the central role of the Nigerian leadership in driving Nigeria’s state power and the Lake Chad Basin Commission. Discourses of ‘legitimation’ and ‘urgency’ are two framings used to justify the Transaqua project and expedite its construction, shaping our understanding of the political strategies underlying the speedy adoption of the project
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Australian National University [PhD grant].
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.rights© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
dc.subjectCongo river
dc.subjectwater transfer megaproject
dc.subjectNigeria
dc.subjectdiscourse
dc.subjectwater politics
dc.subjectLake Chad
dc.titleTransaqua: power, political change and the transnational politics of a water megaproject
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2020
local.identifier.absfor160605 - Environmental Politics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu6357089xPUB7
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAdeniran, Adegboyega, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDaniell, Katherine, College of Science, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage22
local.identifier.doi10.1080/07900627.2020.1747408
local.identifier.absseo960999 - Land and Water Management of environments not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-07-19T08:33:16Z
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