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Record number 545370
Title Non-decisions are also decisions: power interplay between Bangladesh and India over the Brahmaputra River
Author(s) Vij, Sumit; Warner, Jeroen F.; Biesbroek, Robbert; Groot, Annemarie
Source Water International (2019). - ISSN 0250-8060 - p. 1 - 21.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2018.1554767
Department(s) Public Administration and Policy
WASS
Sociology of Development and Change
WIMEK
Alterra - Climate change and adaptive land and water management
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Abstract This article shows how Bangladesh and India intentionally maintain the status quo for the Brahmaputra River at the transboundary level, using material and ideational resources. Results show that India wants to reduce its hegemonic vulnerabilities and Bangladesh aims to maintain its control over the Brahmaputra river, simultaneously building its technical and negotiation skills. We conclude that the underlying processes of maintaining the status quo can be comprehended as ‘non-decision making’. The analysis presented will help policy actors to push towards a forward-looking climate change adaptation planning for the Brahmaputra River.
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