Water and Power: The Politics of a Scarce Resource in the Jordan River Basin / Edition 1

Water and Power: The Politics of a Scarce Resource in the Jordan River Basin / Edition 1

by Miriam R. Lowi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521558360

ISBN-13: 9780521558365

Pub. Date: 10/26/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Why do states in arid regions fail to cooperate in sharing water resources and how can they be encouraged to do so? In a provocative and well-researched analysis of the history and current status of the dispute over the waters of the Jordan River basin and its relationship to the Arab-Israeli conflict, Dr. Miriam Lowi explores the answers to these questions. This

Overview

Why do states in arid regions fail to cooperate in sharing water resources and how can they be encouraged to do so? In a provocative and well-researched analysis of the history and current status of the dispute over the waters of the Jordan River basin and its relationship to the Arab-Israeli conflict, Dr. Miriam Lowi explores the answers to these questions. This book will be of value to all those with an interest in the region, and to those concerned with the environmental issues of the politics of water scarcity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521558365
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/26/1995
Series:
Cambridge Middle East Library Series, #31
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

l. Introduction: conflict and cooperation in international river basins; Part I. RIPARIAN DILEMMAS: 2. The environment of conflict in the Jordan basin; 3. Riparian disputes compared; Part II. THE JORDAN WATERS CONFLICT: 4. The Johnston mission to the Middle East (l953–l956); 5. Perception and misperception: the Jordan waters crisis (l964) and the onset of war; Part III. THE JORDAN BASIN SINCE l967: 6. Water and development in Israel and Jordan; 7. Riparian relations and the perception of conflict; 8. Riparian disputes since l967; 9. Conclusion: the conduct of riparian disputes and the potential for cooperation in international river basins.

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