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dc.contributor.advisorWhitman, Jim R.
dc.contributor.advisorAbi-Ezzi, Karen
dc.contributor.advisorPugh, Michael C.
dc.contributor.advisorCleaver, Frances D.
dc.contributor.advisorKelly, Rhys H.S.
dc.contributor.authorAbitbol, Eric*
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-29T16:43:24Z
dc.date.available2014-04-29T16:43:24Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-29
dc.identifier.citationAbitbol, E. (2012). Hydropolitical peacebuilding. Israeli-Palestinian water relations and the transformation of asymmetric conflict in the Middle East. PhD Thesis. University of Bradford.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6255
dc.description.abstractRecognising water as a central relational location of the asymmetric Israel- Palestinian conflict, this study critically analyses the peacebuilding significance of Israeli, transboundary water and peace practitioner discourses. Anchored in a theoretically-constructed framework of hydropolitical peacebuilding, it discursively analyses the historical, officially-sanctioned, as well as academic and civil society water and peace relations of Israelis and Palestinians. It responds to the question: How are Israeli water and peace practitioners discursively practicing hydropolitical peacebuilding in the Middle East? In doing so, this study has drawn upon a methodology of interpretive practice, combining ethnography, foucauldian discourse analysis and narrative inquiry. This study discursively traces Israel¿s development into a hydrohegemonic state in the Jordan River Basin, from the late-19th century to 2011. Recognising conflict as a power-laden social system, it makes visible the construction, production and circulation of Israel¿s power in the basin. It examines key narrative elements invoked by Israel to justify its evolving asymmetric, hydrohegemonic relations. Leveraging the hydropolitical peacebuilding framework, itself constituted of equality, partnership, equity and shared ii sustainability, this study also examines the discursive practices of Israeli transboundary water and peace practitioners in relationship with Palestinians. In so doing, it makes visible their hydrohegemony, hydropolitical peacebuilding, and hydrohegemonic residues. This study¿s conclusions re-affirm earlier findings, notably that environmental and hydropolitical cooperation neither inherently nor necessarily constitute peacebuilding practice. This work also suggests that hydropolitical peacebuilding may discursively be recognised in water and peace practices that engage, critique, resist, desist from, and practice alternative relational formations to hydrohegemony in asymmetric conflicts.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipBritish Council/Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Fonds québecois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC).en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Bradforden_US
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectTransboundary wateren_US
dc.subjectHydropoliticsen_US
dc.subjectHydrohegemonyen_US
dc.subjectIsraeli-Palestinian conflicten_US
dc.subjectZionismen_US
dc.subjectInterpretive practiceen_US
dc.subjectDiscourse analysisen_US
dc.subjectCommunity of practiceen_US
dc.subjectPeacebuildingen_US
dc.subjectConflict transformationen_US
dc.titleHydropolitical peacebuilding. Israeli-Palestinian water relations and the transformation of asymmetric conflict in the Middle East.en_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Peace Studies, School of Social and International Studies.en_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.date.awarded2012
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-19T11:32:39Z


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