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Miljösamarbete för långsiktig fred? En kvalitativ fallstudie om hur Nile Basin Initiative kan beskrivas som ett verktyg för fredsbyggande

Johnston, Alex LU and Östling Svensson, Karin (2020) STVA22 20192
Department of Political Science
Abstract
During the 20th century the Nile River has been reason for political tensions and low intensity conflicts among the Nile Basin states such as Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) was established in 1999 with the primary aim to “[...] achieve sustainable socio-economic development through the equitable utilization of, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources.” The aim of this essay is to examine how NBI as an environmental cooperation initiative can be described as a tool for peace-building. Through a process of descriptive case study analysis using environmental peace-building theory we build upon Maas et al.’s (2015) dimensions as operational indicators in order to determine whether or not NBI can be... (More)
During the 20th century the Nile River has been reason for political tensions and low intensity conflicts among the Nile Basin states such as Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) was established in 1999 with the primary aim to “[...] achieve sustainable socio-economic development through the equitable utilization of, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources.” The aim of this essay is to examine how NBI as an environmental cooperation initiative can be described as a tool for peace-building. Through a process of descriptive case study analysis using environmental peace-building theory we build upon Maas et al.’s (2015) dimensions as operational indicators in order to determine whether or not NBI can be described as a tool for peace-building. The three dimensions are; (1) ​Addressing environmentalcausesofconflict,(​2)​environmentalcooperationasaplatformfordialogue​and (3) ​sustainable development as contribution to durable peace. ​The results show that NBI can be described as a tool for peace-building as it has increased dialogue between the member states. However, the region remains subject to a state centric approach, especially in relation to resource management issues. NBI is best understood as a tool for peace-building when all three of Maas et al.’s dimensions are considered. (Less)
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Johnston, Alex LU and Östling Svensson, Karin
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STVA22 20192
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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N​ile Basin Initiative, Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Natural Resources, Environmental Peace-building, The Nile, The Nile River Basin, International Environmental Cooperation
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Swedish
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8999407
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2020-03-02 08:58:19
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@misc{8999407,
  abstract     = {During the 20th century the Nile River has been reason for political tensions and low intensity conflicts among the Nile Basin states such as Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) was established in 1999 with the primary aim to “[...] achieve sustainable socio-economic development through the equitable utilization of, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources.” The aim of this essay is to examine how NBI as an environmental cooperation initiative can be described as a tool for peace-building. Through a process of descriptive case study analysis using environmental peace-building theory we build upon Maas et al.’s (2015) dimensions as operational indicators in order to determine whether or not NBI can be described as a tool for peace-building. The three dimensions are; (1) ​Addressing environmentalcausesofconflict,(​2)​environmentalcooperationasaplatformfordialogue​and (3) ​sustainable development as contribution to durable peace. ​The results show that NBI can be described as a tool for peace-building as it has increased dialogue between the member states. However, the region remains subject to a state centric approach, especially in relation to resource management issues. NBI is best understood as a tool for peace-building when all three of Maas et al.’s dimensions are considered.},
  author       = {Johnston, Alex and Östling Svensson, Karin},
  keyword      = {N​ile Basin Initiative,Ethiopia,Egypt,Sudan,Natural Resources,Environmental Peace-building,The Nile,The Nile River Basin,International Environmental Cooperation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Miljösamarbete för långsiktig fred? En kvalitativ fallstudie om hur Nile Basin Initiative kan beskrivas som ett verktyg för fredsbyggande},
  year         = {2020},
}