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The Middle East water question : hydropolitics and the global economy

Author: J A Allan
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, ©2002, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is there enough water on this planet for a global population that will shortly double its present size? The answer is of great importance for people everywhere, but particularly to the peoples and political leaders of the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to explaining the particular issues of conflict in the region, Tony Allan argues that the answer to these problems lies at the global rather than local  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J A Allan
ISBN: 1860648134 9781860648137
OCLC Number: 49500793
Notes: On front cover, author's name given as J.A. Allan.
"Paperback edition published in 2002 by I.B. Tauris"--Title page verso.
"Originally published in 2001 by I.B. Tauris"--Title page verso.
Copyrighted by J.A. Allan, 2001, 2002.
"In the United States of America and in Canada distributed by St. Martin's Press ..."--Title page verso.
Description: xviii, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Figures and tables --
Acknowledgements --
--
Part One. MENA water resources, allocation, management and perception --
1. Water optimists and water pessimists : insiders and outsiders and an analytical framework --
2. The resource : the supply --
--
Part Two. Economic and environmental imperatives ignored : and why they are ignored --
3. Water is an economic resource : the economist's view --
4. Water is not an economic resource : the political economy of some MENA waters --
5. Water, development and the environment --
--
Part Three. Water : international relations and law --
6. Water in regional and international relations --
7. Water law and international water law in the Middle East and North Africa --
--
Part Four. The future --
8 The future role of water in the Middle East and North African society --
--
Glossary and abbreviations --
References --
Index.
Other Titles: Hydropolitics and the global economy
Responsibility: Tony Allan.
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