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Building or burning bridges? Examining cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis over water scarcity at the Jordan River Basin.

Petré, Christine LU (2009) STVK01 20092
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Water scarcity is an important and complex issue to study. However, in an era when the world faces climate change, migration and globalization, cooperation is increasingly important. Water scarcity is especially noticeable in the Middle East in general and at Jordan River Basin in particular. This dissertation is a case study of the possibilities and obstacles of cooperation over Jordan River Basin between Palestinians and Israelis. The theoretical framework is a construction of a three-level negotiation theory of hydro politics. The three levels are international, national and regional/local, all essential for presenting a broad comprehension of the issue of water scarcity. The biggest obstacles between the two parties seem to appear at... (More)
Water scarcity is an important and complex issue to study. However, in an era when the world faces climate change, migration and globalization, cooperation is increasingly important. Water scarcity is especially noticeable in the Middle East in general and at Jordan River Basin in particular. This dissertation is a case study of the possibilities and obstacles of cooperation over Jordan River Basin between Palestinians and Israelis. The theoretical framework is a construction of a three-level negotiation theory of hydro politics. The three levels are international, national and regional/local, all essential for presenting a broad comprehension of the issue of water scarcity. The biggest obstacles between the two parties seem to appear at national level due to national security and national sovereignty. However, increased cooperation at the other levels might lead to improved trust and understanding which might also influence the national level. The dissertation aim to isolate the water conflict from the overall conflict as well as discussing if a substantial cooperation over water at all levels could have positive repercussion on the historical conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis. (Less)
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Petré, Christine LU
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STVK01 20092
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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negotiation theory, Jordan River Basin, Palestinians, Israel, water scarcity, hydro politics
language
English
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1529755
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2010-02-01 11:44:53
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  abstract     = {Water scarcity is an important and complex issue to study. However, in an era when the world faces climate change, migration and globalization, cooperation is increasingly important. Water scarcity is especially noticeable in the Middle East in general and at Jordan River Basin in particular. This dissertation is a case study of the possibilities and obstacles of cooperation over Jordan River Basin between Palestinians and Israelis. The theoretical framework is a construction of a three-level negotiation theory of hydro politics. The three levels are international, national and regional/local, all essential for presenting a broad comprehension of the issue of water scarcity. The biggest obstacles between the two parties seem to appear at national level due to national security and national sovereignty. However, increased cooperation at the other levels might lead to improved trust and understanding which might also influence the national level. The dissertation aim to isolate the water conflict from the overall conflict as well as discussing if a substantial cooperation over water at all levels could have positive repercussion on the historical conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis.},
  author       = {Petré, Christine},
  keyword      = {negotiation theory,Jordan River Basin,Palestinians,Israel,water scarcity,hydro politics},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Building or burning bridges? Examining cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis over water scarcity at the Jordan River Basin.},
  year         = {2009},
}