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Unsolved Trinity: The case of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Bulgamaa, Urangoo (2019) Unsolved Trinity: The case of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Köz-gazdaság, 14 (4). pp. 307-315. DOI https://doi.org/10.14267/RETP2019.04.22

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.14267/RETP2019.04.22


Abstract

This research aims to understand transboundary river conflict and cooperation in the context of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The study addresses the basin level legal environment and the reasons for unclosed deal from a perspective of power politics. The paper argues that power asymmetry affects cooperation in the absence of a quality institution. To mitigate such tension, benefit sharing principle needs to be introduced into the current negotiation, while Ethiopia should bring collaborative offers to downstream states in order to balance power. Furthermore, building common-ground through managing water-food-energy-environment nexus may protect each riparian from the negative impacts of counter-hegemony.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Economic development
Environmental economics
Funders:European Union, Hungary, European Social Fund
Projects:EFOP-3.6.3-VEKOP-16-2017-00007
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14267/RETP2019.04.22
ID Code:5462
Deposited By: Veronika Vitéz
Deposited On:15 Apr 2020 21:48
Last Modified:15 Apr 2020 21:48

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