River Basins and International Relations: Cooperation, Conflict and Sub-Regional Approaches (Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management) (Hardcover)

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This book argues that river basins represent a particular structural setting in international relations with the potential for generating a dynamic of cooperation among the involved countries.

The volume applies the concept of regional cooperation to international river basins to highlight their relevance as a particular space in international relations, emphasizing both the inter-connectivity and transnationalism of international river basins. It addresses the challenges related to resource distribution between up- and down-stream countries, showcasing a variety of examples of cooperation and conflictual relations within various international river basins. Case studies are drawn from across the globe and include the Mekong, the Indus, the Euphrates-Tigris and the Danube international river basins. Each chapter outlines the different aspects which support or undermine cooperation in each case, taking into consideration key areas surrounding resource sharing, national development, environmental considerations and national security.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars with an interest in international river basins, regional cooperation, water resource competition, international relations and environmental politics.

About the Author


Christian Ploberger is an academic researcher, publisher and co-editor of the Journal of Chakrabong Bhuvanarth International Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (JCBIS). He held various academic positions in the past, with the most recent one as Lecturer at Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok, Bangkok, Thailand. He is the author of Political Economic Perspectives of China's Belt and Road Initiative (Routledge, 2019) and co-editor of China's Belt and Road Initiative: The Impact on Sub-regional Southeast Asia (Routledge, 2021).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781032152790
ISBN-10: 1032152796
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 8th, 2023
Pages: 164
Language: English
Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management