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Abstract

Assesses the degree to which technological factors were significant components of the decision making processes in Egypt, the World Bank and the United States regarding the financing and construction of the Aswan High Dam. It concludes that while technological variables played an important legitimising function, political considerations clearly were more important for the decisions made by all three major participants.
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From 1950s to date

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Abstract

Assesses the degree to which technological factors were significant components of the decision making processes in Egypt, the World Bank and the United States regarding the financing and construction of the Aswan High Dam. It concludes that while technological variables played an important legitimising function, political considerations clearly were more important for the decisions made by all three major participants.

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Location:
Other setting(s):
From 1950s to date

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