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Beyond Resource WarsScarcity, Environmental Degradation, and International Cooperation$
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Shlomi Dinar

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014977

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014977.001.0001

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Conflict and Cooperation along International Rivers: Scarcity, Bargaining Strategies, and Negotiation

Conflict and Cooperation along International Rivers: Scarcity, Bargaining Strategies, and Negotiation

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(p.165) 8 Conflict and Cooperation along International Rivers: Scarcity, Bargaining Strategies, and Negotiation
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Beyond Resource Wars
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Shlomi Dinar

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014977.003.0008

This chapter examines the role of the military in historical water. Its main discussion revolves around water disputes, water scarcity in international rivers, their freshwater, and how these issues lead to conflict and cooperation. Important characteristics such as geographic discrepancies between the rivers and bargaining strategies, which facilitated international politics in cooperation, are also discussed. The asymmetries among the river riparians played a major role in exploring the conflict and cooperation of hydro-politics. Water allocation, pollution, and flood control issues are covered by the later parts of the chapter, with necessary illustrations. The concluding part states that even though many water disputes are resolved through international water agreements, a major obstacle of international cooperation still lies in hydro-politics and its asymmetries.

Keywords:   water wars, bargaining strategies, international politics, hydro-politics, international water agreements

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