Scalar disconnect: the logic of transboundary water governance in the Mekong
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Suhardiman, Diana; Giordano, Mark; Molle, Francois. 2012. Scalar disconnect: the logic of transboundary water governance in the Mekong. Society and Natural Resources, 25(6):572-586. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2011.604398
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This article provides an institutional analysis of the Mekong River Commission and brings to light the institutional dissonances between regional and national decision-making landscapes in the Lower Mekong Basin. The current scalar disconnect between regional and national decision-making processes reflects how international donors and member country representatives obscure potential conflict/tension in transboundary water governance in the Mekong. From a scholarly perspective, it questions academic approaches that assume that the state is the sole or primary actor in international relations.