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Transboundary river cooperation and the regional public good: the case of the Mekong River

Hensengerth, Oliver (2009) Transboundary river cooperation and the regional public good: the case of the Mekong River Contemporary Southeast Asia, 31, (2), pp. 326-349.

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The article compares three cooperation projects in the Mekong River basin: the Greater Mekong Subregion, the Quadripartite Economic Cooperation initiative and the Mekong River Commission. It analyses the three projects by asking if and how they produce a regional public good. Part of the public good discussion is participatory governance, which, in natural resource management, has become a prominent proposal for enhancing the efficiency of resource management by involving all relevant stakeholders. The central question is whether participatory governance leads to the avoidance of conflict, better resource management, and thus the creation or maintenance of a regional public good. The article will address the relevance of these concepts for watershed management of the Mekong River.

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Published date: August 2009
Keywords: mekong river, greater mekong subregion, mekong river commission, quadripartite economic cooperation, transboundary water cooperation, participatory governance


Local EPrints ID: 174755
ISSN: 0129-797X
PURE UUID: f8998ddc-33d4-42f8-a225-06d113edf2b3

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Date deposited: 17 Feb 2011 09:50
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:11

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Author: Oliver Hensengerth

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