Titel: Bridges Over Water: Understanding Transboundary Water Conflict, Negotiation and Cooperation [With CDROM]
Autor/en: Ariel Dinar, Shlomi Dinar, Daene C. McKinney
WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUB CO INC
1. Juli 2007 - gebunden - 458 Seiten
- An original textbook that combines several disciplines that together allow understanding and analyzing of conflict, negotiation and cooperation in transboundary water
- The book contains a CD with a computer program that allows users to practice various concepts of cooperation, demonstrating them via quantitative examples and outcomes
- A balanced set of conceptual approaches and case studies from all over the world
- Each chapter includes sections on chapter objectives; glossary of main terminology; summary; practice questions; and list of recommended readings.
The State of Water in the World; Overview of Literature on Conflict Negotiation and Cooperation over Shared Waters; The Development and Application of International Water Law; Principles and Practices of Cooperation in Managing International Water; Cooperative Game Theory and Water Resources -- Principles; Cooperatve Game Theory and Water Resources -- Applications of Solution Concepts; Hydropolitics and International Relations; An Overview of Selected International Water Treaties in their Geographic and Political Contexts; Global Analysis of International Water Treaties; The Use of River Basin Modeling as a Tool to Assess Conflict and Potential Cooperation; Conclusion; Case Studies; Case Studies Treaties; Outline for Preparation of Case Study Analysis; A CD with Software to Practice Various Cooperative Approaches to Cooperation over Transboundary Water.
Ariel Dinar is a Lead Economist at the World Bank, specializing in water resource economics, and an Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he teaches a graduate course in International Water at the International Policies Program. He is a member of the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program, and the Vice Chair of the University of California Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy. He co-edited a special issue of the journal International Negotiation on Negotiating in International Watercourses in 2000, edited a special issue of the journal Water Resource Research on Transboundary Water Conflict and Cooperation in 2004, and co-authored The Institutional Economics of Water published by Edward Elgar in 2004. Shlomi Dinar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations and Geography at Florida International University, where he teaches a course on environment and security. In the Summer of 2004 he was a fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria where he worked on the issue of water agreements and international negotiation. He co-edited a special issue of the journal International Negotiation on Negotiating in International Watercourses in 2000 and has published articles in professional journals and book chapters on issues related to water, conflict, cooperation, and negotiation. His book titled International Water Treaties: Negotiation and Cooperation along Transboundary Rivers will be published by Routledge in 2007. Stephen McCaffrey is a Professor at the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific, Sacramento California where he teaches a course on international water law and is Director of the JSD program in International Water Resources Law. He was a special rapporteur for the work of the UN International Law Commission (ILC) on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses. The ILC's draft formed the basis of the 1997 UN Convention on the same subject. Prof McCaffrey represented Slovakia before the International Court of Justice in a case against Hungary concerning the Danube. He is the author of a treatise on The Law of International Watercourses published by Oxford University Press in 2001, in addition to other books and numerous scholarly articles. Daene McKinney is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches courses on water resources planning and management and transboundary water resources. He served as a water resources adviser to several countries in Central Asia, where he helped in planning and managing transboundary rivers. Professor McKinney is a member of the Committee to Review the IJC Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Study of the National Academies of Science, National Research Council, Water Science and Technology Board. He also serves as the editor of the Journal of Water Resource Planning and Management.
"Is it true that water scarcity must lead to conflict? Might it not lead to cooperation instead? How can conflict be avoided? How can cooperation be promoted? This new book provides the answers to these questions -- or, if not the answers, the means for finding the answers. It fills a large gap in the literature and will, I predict, become the standard text in this important field." Scott Barrett Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies "No other book known heretofore presents such a wide and deep coverage of water issues as this book has done. No other book has gone through such a comprehensive analysis of the professional, technical, political and legal aspects of water and international water as the authors of this book have collectively done. The combination of their talents and impressive track records and backgrounds has produced a book that is unique in the literature on water. McCaffrey has outdone his excellent previous works and so have the Dinars and McKinney. I congratulate each one of them, and thank them for this precious contribution. The book is so valuable that it is a must for ALL water and environment professionals, students and academicians. It is also a must for political science and public policy students and practitioners." Munther J Haddadin Author and Professor of Water Resources former Minister of Water and Irrigation, Jordan and Senior Jordanian Negotiator and Head of Water Negotiating Team Middle East Peace Process