Situating water in peacebuilding: revisiting the Middle East peace process

Aggestam, Karin and Sundell-Eklund, Anna (2014) Situating water in peacebuilding: revisiting the Middle East peace process. Water International, 39 1: 10-22. doi:10.1080/02508060.2013.848313

Author Aggestam, Karin
Sundell-Eklund, Anna
Title Situating water in peacebuilding: revisiting the Middle East peace process
Journal name Water International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0250-8060
Publication date 2014
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02508060.2013.848313
Volume 39
Issue 1
Start page 10
End page 22
Total pages 13
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Few studies have conceptually discussed the linkage between hydropolitics and peacebuilding. This article critically assesses the problematique of conflict and cooperation in the Jordan River basin and explores the underlying and shared assumptions between functionalist negotiation principles and liberal peacebuilding practices. It analyzes the competing positions among Israelis and Palestinians and revisits the water negotiations in the Middle East peace process. It reveals how technical framing of water cooperation takes precedence, which tends to ignore power asymmetry and the politics of water.
Keyword Jordan River basin
Liberal peacebuilding
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 28 Nov 2013

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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