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TitleWhy states cooperate over shared water : the water negotiations in the Jordan River Basin
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsJagerskog, A
Secondary TitleLinkoping studies in arts and science
Pagination192 p.
Date Published2003-09-01
PublisherLinkoping University, Department of Water and Environmental Studies
Place PublishedLinkoping, Sweden
ISSN Number9173737496
Keywordsinternational cooperation, israel, jordan, legislation, palestine, policies, river basins, sdipol, sdiwrm, water resources management

This qualitative case study analyses why and under what conditions cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians and between Israel and Jordan has taken place and how it has functioned in the water sector. The study focuses on the water aspects of the respective peace negotiations as well as the implementation of what has been agreed upon. The time period covered ranges from the initiation of the bilateral negotiations in 1992-3 up to December 2002. It moves beyond the existing material which states that transboundary water cooperation does occur by exploring why cooperation has occurred in the Jordan River Basin. This study is centred on foreign policy decision making in a situation of resource scarcity. Since knowledge about water management in the Middle East region is quite advanced, a pertinent question in the thesis revolves around how this knowledge is incorporated into the negotiation process and its outcome. 'Experts' in this study are seen as scientific experts who act as advisers to the respective parties to negotiations.

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