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Water resources, institutions, & intrastate conflict

Gizelis, T and Wooden, AE (2010) 'Water resources, institutions, & intrastate conflict.' Political Geography, 29 (8). pp. 444-453. ISSN 0962-6298

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Although linkages between water scarcity and conflict have received a great deal of attention, both in qualitative case studies as well as quantitative studies, the relationship remains unclear since the literature has generally not considered the effectiveness of governance. We distinguish between direct effects and indirect effects linking water resource scarcity and conflict by systematically examining how intervening factors, such as political institutions, might influence the impact of water scarcity on the probability of conflict. We find support for our hypotheses postulating both direct and indirect relationships between water scarcity, governance, and conflict.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental scarcity; Intrastate conflict; Domestic institutions; Democracy
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2013 09:35
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:44

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