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The Resource Environmental politics in Egypt : activists, experts and the state, Jeannie L. Sowers

Environmental politics in Egypt : activists, experts and the state, Jeannie L. Sowers

Label
Environmental politics in Egypt : activists, experts and the state
Title
Environmental politics in Egypt
Title remainder
activists, experts and the state
Statement of responsibility
Jeannie L. Sowers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 political regime. Managerial networks, composed of environmental scientists, technocrats, and consultants, sought to create new legal regimes for environmental protection and to frame environmental concerns so that they would appeal to central decision-makers. Activist networks, in contrast, emerged where environmental pollution or exclusion from natural resources threatened local livelihoods and public health. These networks publicized their concerns and mobilized broader participation through the creative use of public space, media coverage, and strategic use of existing state-sanctioned organizations. With the increased popular mobilization of the 2000s, and the mass protests of the 2011 revolution, environmental politics has become highly topical. Expert and activist networks alike have sought to broaden their appeal and diversify their approaches. The result may well be a more contested, participatory, and dynamic phase in Egyptian environmentalism"--provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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1967-
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Sowers, Jeannie Lynn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics
Series volume
50
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmentalism
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental policy
Label
Environmental politics in Egypt : activists, experts and the state, Jeannie L. Sowers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Networks, authority, and environmental politics in Egypt. -- Managerial networks : domestic institution-building and international engagement. -- Persistent hotspots of industrial pollution : managerial networks, state-ownership, and poor environmental performance. -- Activist networks and anti-pollution campaigns in the provinces. -- Natural heritage, mass tourism : conservation networks and coastal land use conflicts. -- From Masqa to ministry : managerial networks and integrated water management. -- Environmental politics in revolutionary times
Control code
FIEb17321372
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780415783002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)796933169
Label
Environmental politics in Egypt : activists, experts and the state, Jeannie L. Sowers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Networks, authority, and environmental politics in Egypt. -- Managerial networks : domestic institution-building and international engagement. -- Persistent hotspots of industrial pollution : managerial networks, state-ownership, and poor environmental performance. -- Activist networks and anti-pollution campaigns in the provinces. -- Natural heritage, mass tourism : conservation networks and coastal land use conflicts. -- From Masqa to ministry : managerial networks and integrated water management. -- Environmental politics in revolutionary times
Control code
FIEb17321372
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780415783002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)796933169

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