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dc.contributor.advisorGregg, Heather
dc.contributor.advisorGiordano, Frank
dc.contributor.authorMsafiri, Fulgence S.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:46:27Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:46:27Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5701
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractBorder disputes cause strife worldwide, especially in underdeveloped countries. In Africa, border disputes are commonplace, and they produce bitter conflicts and tribulations. This thesis investigates the border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania over Lake Nyasa. It argues that the protracted dispute is the result of inaction and poor leadership, rather than 'colonial legacy.' Using game theory, this thesis demonstrates that partial sum games produce the best path for resolving this border dispute through communication and cooperation. Furthermore, the thesis argues that the establishment of democracy and rule of law, responsible leadership, and strong political will should create the conditions for successful compromise between the two countries. Without a negotiated settlement, Malawi and Tanzania's border dispute will continue to affect relations between the two countries and deplete natural resources in and around the lake.en_US
dc.format.extentxvi, 69 p. : maps (chiefly col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRiparian rightsen_US
dc.titleEscalation and resolution of border disputes and interstate conflicts in Africa the Malawi--Tanzania Caseen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis
dc.identifier.oclc743228001
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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