International Water Treaties
Negotiation and Cooperation Along Transboundary Rivers
By (author) Shlomi Dinar
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International Water Treaties by Shlomi Dinar
Book DescriptionAs demand for fresh water rises, together with population, water scarcity already features on the national security agenda of many countries. In this book, Dinardevelops a theory to explain solutions to property rights conflicts over shared rivers. Through systematic analysis of available treaty texts, corresponding side-payment and cost-sharing patterns are gleaned. Geographic and economic variables are used to explain recurring property rights outcomes. Rather than focusing on a specific river or particular geographic region, the book analyzes numerous rivers, dictated by the large number of treaty observations, and is able to test several hypotheses, devising general conclusions about the manner in which states resolve their water disputes. Policy implications are thereby also gained. While the book simultaneously considers conflict and cooperation along international rivers, it is the focus on negotiated agreements, and their embodied side-payment and cost-sharing regimes, that justifies the use of particular independent variables.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415772082
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Shlomi Dinar
International Water Scarcity and Variability, Paperback (December 2016)
Although media coverage and some scholars tend to cast natural resource shortages as leading inexorably toward armed conflict and war, the authors demonstrate that there are many examples of and mechanisms for more peaceful dispute resolution regarding natural resources, even in the face of water paucity and climate change.
International Water Treaties, Paperback (June 2014)
As demand for fresh water rises water scarcity already figures on the national security agenda of many countries. This book provides an empirical analysis of the history of water cooperation and negotiation by reference to the existing treaties that have been compacted between states up to the present.
Beyond Resource Wars, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Shlomi Dinar
An argument that resource scarcity and environmental degradation can provide an impetus for cooperation among countries.
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Author Biography - Shlomi Dinar
Shlomi Dinar is Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations and Geography, Florida International University.
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