Water and climate change: a sign of war or a chance for cooperation? A comparative study between Central Asia and South America

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Abstract

Different than the traditional body of work of this field that claims water scarcity leads to conflict, or to another line of research that claims water scarcity actually leads to cooperation; this article proposes a different causal mechanism that links the importance of the pattern of relations existing between countries prior to climate change and resource scarcity, to try to explain why water scarcity causes conflict in some cases and cooperation in others.

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Authors
External organisations
  • Uppsala University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Political Science

Keywords

  • conflict, water scarcity, climate change
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-100
JournalConjuntura Internacional
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 3
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Externally publishedYes