Water, Power and Politics in the Middle East: The Other Israel-Palestine Conflict

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I.B.Tauris, 2003 - Nature - 275 pages
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Jan Selby draws on numerous sources, from testimonies of local water engineers and administrators, to narrative accounts of citizens, and eyewitness accounts of people's coping strategies to examine the water crisis in the Middle East. He argues that the water crisis needs to be approached from a range of scales and perspectives -from the long historical patterns of state formation and development within which water crises emerge, to the practices through which people adapt to water shortages in the course of their everyday interaction-and frames the problems in relation to broader patterns of politics, political economy, state formation and development.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Ecological Technical
19
Beyond
47
Technologies
74
Dressing Up Domination as Cooperation
95
The Case of the Eastern Aquifer
119
Explaining Oslo
132
Administering Water Under Oslo
148
The Arts of Getting By
171
Conclusion
182
Interviews and Meetings
195
Bibliography
241
Index
265
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Jan Selby is with the Department of Politics, University of Aberystwyth, UK.

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