Water Politics in the Middle East : A Context for Conflict or Cooperation? Hardback
Most studies of water scarcity in the Middle East conclude that there is a significant risk of imminent conflict, even warfare, between states in the region.
This book demonstrates that the evidence does not support this doom-laden prediction.
Indeed, the authors show that although water scarcity has occasionally played a role in disputes in the Middle East, it has much more often promoted co-existence between adversaries.
The reasoning behind this hypothesis is that water is too critical to be put at risk by warfare.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 255 pages, XIV, 255 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave USA
- Publication Date: 22/09/1999
- Category: Politics & government
- ISBN: 9780312223823
- Hardback from £98.59