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Diego Augusto Menestrey Schwieger
The Pump Keeps on Running
On the emergence of water management institutions between state decentralization and local practices in northern Kunene
Reihe: Kölner ethnologische Studien
Bd. 36, 2017, 488 S., 34.90 EUR, 34.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90838-4

Based on his long-term anthropological fieldwork in the semiarid northern of the Kunene region in Namibia, the author describes and analyses 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.

Diego Augusto Menestrey Schwieger works currently as a lecturer at the Department of Social & Cultural Anthropology at the University of Cologne.

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