Institutions that cannot manage change: A Gandhian perspective on the Cauvery dispute in South India

Pani, Narendar (2009) Institutions that cannot manage change: A Gandhian perspective on the Cauvery dispute in South India. Water Alternatives, 2 (3). pp. 315-327. ISSN 1965-0175

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    Abstract: There is a growing recognition that water conflicts extend well beyond issues of water scarcity. Perceptions of scarcity are themselves based on assumptions of what is sufficient. And what is considered sufficient is in turn influenced by a number of social, economic and even political considerations. There is thus a need for a more inclusive method of understanding water conflicts and the institutions needed to address them. Among such alternative methods is the one used by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. This paper adopts the Gandhian method to reinterpret the interstate dispute over the water of the south Indian river, Cauvery. It then uses this more inclusive method to identify the conflict
    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Copyright belongs to the Publisher
    Keywords: River basin, conflicts, institutions, Gandhi, Cauvery, India
    Subjects: Programmes > Conflict Resolution Programme
    Divisions: Schools > Social Sciences
    Depositing User: NIAS IR Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 11:18
    Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 11:44
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/246

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