Middle East Water Question: Hydropolitics and the Global Economy

Middle East Water Question: Hydropolitics and the Global Economy

by Tony Allan
     
 

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Professor Allan's important new book aims to remove much of the confusion surrounding the issue of water in the Middle East. He argues that it is at the global level that explanation is to be found on why economies operate as they do and why water policies are as they are, and that the good news lies in the international economy where resources can be multiplied and

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Professor Allan's important new book aims to remove much of the confusion surrounding the issue of water in the Middle East. He argues that it is at the global level that explanation is to be found on why economies operate as they do and why water policies are as they are, and that the good news lies in the international economy where resources can be multiplied and exchanged - at least for those that have eyes to see.

Author Biography: Tony Allan is Professor of Geography at the University of London. International Library of Human Geography, Vol.2

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Allan (geography, Oriental and African studies, University of London) describes the availability and distribution of water in the Middle East, the region's reliance on imported water, and the possibility of solving the problem of water scarcity at the international (rather than the local, national, or regional) level. He also outlines the reasons economic and environmental imperatives are being ignored, and considers the role of water in international relations and law. The book is distributed by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher

His work is a source of valuable information, perspectives, and insights for students and the concerned general public.
-Arab Studies Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860648137
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
International Library of Human Geography
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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Tony Allan is Professor of Geography at the University of London.

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