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The Political Ecology of the Water Crisis in Israel

Lees, Susan H.

Published by University Press Of America, 1998
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Fine.; ISBN 0761809694; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; Description: 187 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Contents: The Context of the Water Crisis --Theoretical Background: Crises in Ecological Process --Small-Holders --Common Property Management --Ideological Foundations --The Water Crisis --Sources, Institutions, Policies --Sources of Water --Water Policy and Institutions --Water Quotas --Encouragement of Innovation --Criticisms of Water Policy --Personnel --Bureaucracy, National Politics, and Rural Social Organization --Political Ecology --The Origins of Bureaucratic Roles in Farming --The Moshav --The Role of the Settlement Movements --A Power Shift: Setting the Stage for Opportunistic Change --Dependency and Paternalism --Class, Ethnicity, and Bureaucracy --The Effects of Dependence on Agricultural Decision-Making --Small-Holder Village Life and Economy --The Moshav as an Economic Unit --The Economic Basis of Village Life --Labor --Division of Labor --The Agricultural Cycle --Farming and Water --Cooperation in the Moshav: the Kav Noa --Economic Power and Influence --Village and Farm Differences in Land and Water Use --Bureaucracy and Diversity --Historical Differences Between Settlements --A Comparison of Villages --North/South Differences in Water Use --Decisions About Farming --Farmers' Perceptions of Water Resources --Irrigation Technology --Sources of Information --Crop Differences --Crop Decisions --Efficiency and Effectiveness --When Things go Wrong: Crises and Their Management --Farmers and Technical Experts --Algae: A Minor Disaster --The Events --The Causes --The Responses. Subjects: Human ecology -- Israel. Irrigation farming -- Environmental aspects -- Israel. Environmental policy -- Israel. Bookseller Inventory # 117861

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Title: The Political Ecology of the Water Crisis in...

Publisher: University Press Of America

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover; First Printing

Edition: First Edition

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