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From Local Uses Towards Appropriation by Nation-States

  • Christian BréthautEmail author
  • Géraldine Pflieger
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Water Governance: Policy and Practice book series (PSWG)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the historical trajectory of Rhône transboundary governance. It offers an in-depth analysis of how governance of the river has evolved in Switzerland, in France and at the transboundary level. Analysing this development helps to identify trends in the territorial governance of the river and the increasing complexity of the system as a result of growing recognition of new types of water use.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UNESCO Chair on hydropoliticsInstitute for Environmental Sciences, University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.UNESCO Chair on hydropoliticsInstitute for Environmental Sciences, University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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