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The Burden of Resources: Oil and Water in the Gulf Region and the Nile Basin (Paperback)

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ISBN 10: 9774164504 / ISBN 13: 9789774164507
Published by The American University in Cairo Press, Egypt, 2011
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This collection of essays seeks to investigate questions of oil and water resources contestation, wars, and cooperation in the context of the Gulf region, especially Iraq, and of the Nile Basin. It tries to explore different opinions, rather than arrive at consensus, regarding the following questions: Does scarcity lead to violent conflicts? Or does abundance? And once war starts, what is the role of resources in expanding/limiting the scope and intensity of war and prolonging/ shortening it? Finally could resources, whether scarce or abundant, induce cooperation instead of dispute and violence? Why and how?. Bookseller Inventory # AA79789774164507

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Title: The Burden of Resources: Oil and Water in ...

Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press, Egypt

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

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This collection of essays seeks to investigate questions of oil and water resources contestation, wars, and cooperation in the context of the Gulf region, especially Iraq, and of the Nile Basin. It tries to explore different opinions, rather than arrive at consensus, regarding the following questions: Does scarcity lead to violent conflicts? Or does abundance? And once war starts, what is the role of resources in expanding/limiting the scope and intensity of war and prolonging/ shortening it? Finally could resources, whether scarce or abundant, induce cooperation instead of dispute and violence? Why and how?

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Sharif S. Elmusa is associate professor of Political Science at the American University in Cairo.

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