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Environmental Politics in Egypt examines the evolution and development of environmental politics in Egypt, and how networks operate inside an authoritarian system. Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted in Egypt between 1997 and 2010, including more than 200 interviews with environmental experts, officials, activists, and firm managers, the author employs an analytical framework to explore dynamics in three environmental policy domains in Egypt. She traces attempts by environmental networks to control industrial pollution, create and preserve protected areas, and restructure the management of Egypt's scarce water supplies, contributing to a more refined understanding of public policy making and social protest under authoritarian rule in Egypt and the Arab world.
1. Networks, Authority and Environmental Politics in Egypt
2. Managerial Networks: Domestic Institutional-Building and International Engagement
3. Pollution as an Asset: Managerial Networks and Industrial Pollution in Egypt's Transitional Political Economy
4. Activist Networks: Pollution and Protest in Egypt's Cities
5. Ensuring Egypt's Natural Inheritance: Environmental Networks and Nature Conservation
6. Ebbs and Flows: Environmental Networks and Attempts to Reform Water Management
Jeannie Sowers is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire.