Aswan High Dam Resettlement of Egyptian Nubians

Aswan High Dam Resettlement of Egyptian Nubians

by Thayer Scudder

Paperback(1st ed. 2016)

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This book highlights the long-term resettlement process of the Egyptian Nubian people along the Aswan High Dam. Assessing the resettlement of 48,000 Egyptian Nubians in connection with the High Dam is especially important for three main reasons: firstly, this resettlement process is one of the rare cases in which research begun before the dam was built has continued for over forty years. Secondly, the resettlement of the Egyptian Nubian people is one of the few cases in which the living standards of the large majority improved because of the initial political will of the government, combined with Nubian initiatives. Thirdly, given the complexity of the resettlement process, weaknesses in government planning, implementation, and in the weakening of government political provide valuable lessons for future dam-induced resettlement efforts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789811019340
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 08/05/2016
Series: SpringerBriefs on Case Studies of Sustainable Development
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 55
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Prof. Thayer Scudder is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the California Institute of Technology, USA. He is a leading World authority on dams and is the former Commissioner of the World Commission on Dams. His research interests are in the area of socioeconomic impacts of large dams, regional development, and community-based natural resource management.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Egyptian Nubian Resettlement in the Context of Global Dam-induced Resettlement.- Egyptian Nubia before the High Dam.- Old Nubia and Lake Nasser Today.- Summary.- Conclusions.

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