The Pump Keeps on Running

On the emergence of water management institutions between state decentralization and local practices in northern Kunene

By Diego Augusto Menestrey Schwieger

Based on his long-term anthropological fieldwork in the semiarid north of the Kunene region in Namibia, the author describes and analyzes how the local Otjiherero-speaking pastoralists govern water usage after a decentralization reform of the rural water sector in the country. This book will be of interest to academics, policymakers, and practitioners who seek to better understand how water management institutions emerge, particularly at the intersection of state decentralization reforms and local practices in the Kunene Region, but also elsewhere in the world. Dissertation. (Series: Cologne Ethnological Studies / Koelner ethnologische Studien, Vol. 36) [Subject: African Studies, Drought Studies, Environmental Studies]

Publication Date: 6/30/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643908384