Université de Genève

Water nationalism : an explanation of the past and present conflicts in Central Asia, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent ?

Allouche, Jérémy ; Djalili, Mohammad-Reza (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Genève, 2005 ; HEI 699.

This thesis aims at understanding the causes of transboundary water conflicts. One of the main arguments is that water-related conflicts are not caused by natural features but rather by the subjective vision human beings have of a specific water-related threat. In the hydropolitics literature, this aspect has not been taken into account. In most cases, it is the scarcity argument, which has been...