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Challenging Hydro-hegemony: hydropolitics and local resistance in the Golan Heights and the Palestinian Territories

Wessels, Josepha LU (2015) In International Journal of Environmental Studies 72(4). p.601-623
Abstract
Hydro-hegemonic praxis defines much of Israel’s occupation that has continued since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993. Two empirical case studies of hydro-hegemony and counter-hegemony at local level are compared in this paper: the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Both case studies show that control over water resources and supply provides political power over others at local level. Yet non-violent resistance can be observed in these border areas. In border areas between Israel, Syria and Palestine, control over access and water supply plays an important role in the ability of Israel to exercise hegemonic power in daily hydro-politics, which in the long term is detrimental for the people and the... (More)
Hydro-hegemonic praxis defines much of Israel’s occupation that has continued since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993. Two empirical case studies of hydro-hegemony and counter-hegemony at local level are compared in this paper: the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Both case studies show that control over water resources and supply provides political power over others at local level. Yet non-violent resistance can be observed in these border areas. In border areas between Israel, Syria and Palestine, control over access and water supply plays an important role in the ability of Israel to exercise hegemonic power in daily hydro-politics, which in the long term is detrimental for the people and the environment and disrupts the hydrological balance in the entire Jordan River basin. (Less)
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Hydrohegemony, Israel, Palestine, syria
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International Journal of Environmental Studies
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72
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4
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22 pages
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Taylor & Francis
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1029-0400
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10.1080/00207233.2015.1041836
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  author       = {Wessels, Josepha},
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  keyword      = {Hydrohegemony,Israel,Palestine,syria},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {601--623},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal of Environmental Studies},
  title        = {Challenging Hydro-hegemony: hydropolitics and local resistance in the Golan Heights and the Palestinian Territories},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207233.2015.1041836},
  volume       = {72},
  year         = {2015},
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