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  • Political Ecology in the Anthropocene: A Case Study of Irrigation Management in the Blue Nile Basin

    Sina Marx

    Chapter from the book: Kelly, J et al. 2017. Rivers of the Anthropocene.

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    Turning to Africa, Sina Marx examines the political ecology of irrigation management in the Blue Nile Basin. Her analysis looks at institutions and discourses surrounding the Koga project, a large-scale irrigation scheme begun in the 1970s. Her work articulates the complicated politics of transboundary water management, particularly in an age of climate variability. She shows that the Koga project’s success is complicated by the shifting contexts and desires of international agencies, governments, local leaders, and local publics. She demonstrates that a multiscalar analysis of these institutions, using techniques derived from social sciences such as anthropology, is essential to addressing water and food security challenges.

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    Marx, S. 2017. Political Ecology in the Anthropocene: A Case Study of Irrigation Management in the Blue Nile Basin. In: Kelly, J et al, Rivers of the Anthropocene. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.43.c
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    Published on Nov. 17, 2017

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