Regional Cooperation Efforts in the Mekong River Basin: Mitigating river-related security threats and promoting regional development

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Creator
  • Schmeier, Susanne (Berlin Graduate School of Transnational Studies at the Hertie School of Governance, Germany)
Collective Title
  • ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies
    2(2)
Publication Date
2009
Publication Place
Vienna
Contributor
  • SEAS – Gesellschaft für Südostasienwissenschaften / Society for South-East Asian Studies (Editor)
Language
English
Free Keywords
Environmental Security; Shared Natural Resources; International Rivers; Mekong River Basin; River Basin Organizations
Description
  • Abstract

    The development of international rivers is often perceived as leading to conflicts or even water wars. However, as the development of the Mekong River shows, cooperation has not only prevailed in the last decades, but River Basin Organizations (RBOs), established to mitigate river-related conflicts and/or develop the river basin, have also contributed to the emergence of more general cooperation structures, mainly by creating spill-over eff ects in other issue-areas, bringing cooperation to policy fi elds beyond the river itself. This article assesses the contribution of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) to the sustainable development of the Mekong Region as well as to the promotion of regional cooperation in mainland South-East Asia in general.
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  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-253X (Online) (Text)
  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-2521 (Print) (Text)
  • Is identical to
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14764/10.ASEAS-2.2-3 (Text)

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