Dressing up domination as ‘cooperation’: the case of Israeli-Palestinian water relations

Selby, Jan (2003) Dressing up domination as ‘cooperation’: the case of Israeli-Palestinian water relations. Review of International Studies, 29 (1). pp. 121-138. ISSN 0260-2105

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Abstract

This article analyses the extent to which Israeli-Palestinian water relations were affected and transformed by the Oslo process. Focusing in turn on the management of water systems and supplies, the monitoring of water resources and the development of new supplies, the article suggests that many of the seeming and much-lauded achievements of the Oslo process were more cosmetic than real. Comparing Israeli-Palestinian water relations before and since the onset of the Oslo process, the article contends that the Oslo agreements did little more in this particular sphere than to dress up and discursively repackage Israel's domination of the West Bank water sector in a new vocabulary of Israeli-Palestinian ‘cooperation’.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Depositing User: Jan Selby
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:25
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 07:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12317

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