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Water as a Source of Cooperation or Conflict? - A Case Study of The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Jönsson, Björn LU (2013) STVK02 20122
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this study the probable outcome of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is investigated. At the same time an attempt is made to derive general factors that can determine whether a common source of water leads to conflict or cooperation between states. This is done by contrasting two different theories regarding conflict and cooperation over water in a heuristic case study. The result shows that the theories in question were applicable, but have some flaws. My thesis therefore makes an effort to develop these authors’ works, leading to an recognition of a coexistence between conflict and cooperation.
In addition, the result shows that, at present, the probable outcome of the dam project points in the direction of... (More)
In this study the probable outcome of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is investigated. At the same time an attempt is made to derive general factors that can determine whether a common source of water leads to conflict or cooperation between states. This is done by contrasting two different theories regarding conflict and cooperation over water in a heuristic case study. The result shows that the theories in question were applicable, but have some flaws. My thesis therefore makes an effort to develop these authors’ works, leading to an recognition of a coexistence between conflict and cooperation.
In addition, the result shows that, at present, the probable outcome of the dam project points in the direction of cooperation. This is supported by water’s intrinsic ability to be shared between one another, which can be seen as a deciding factor for cooperation instead of conflict. (Less)
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author
Jönsson, Björn LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Nile River Basin, Cooperation, Conflict, Egypt, Ethiopia
language
English
id
3357953
date added to LUP
2013-02-05 14:32:38
date last changed
2013-02-05 14:32:38
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  abstract     = {In this study the probable outcome of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is investigated. At the same time an attempt is made to derive general factors that can determine whether a common source of water leads to conflict or cooperation between states. This is done by contrasting two different theories regarding conflict and cooperation over water in a heuristic case study. The result shows that the theories in question were applicable, but have some flaws. My thesis therefore makes an effort to develop these authors’ works, leading to an recognition of a coexistence between conflict and cooperation.
In addition, the result shows that, at present, the probable outcome of the dam project points in the direction of cooperation. This is supported by water’s intrinsic ability to be shared between one another, which can be seen as a deciding factor for cooperation instead of conflict.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Björn},
  keyword      = {The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam,Nile River Basin,Cooperation,Conflict,Egypt,Ethiopia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Water as a Source of Cooperation or Conflict? - A Case Study of The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam},
  year         = {2013},
}