This thesis examines the significance of a micro-level approach to the Israeli-Palestinian water conflict. By rethinking scale of analysis and examining local insecurities, Palestinian experiences reveal how water conflict plays out in latent and discursive ways. In a step-by-step method, I detail the processes and outcomes of the water struggle in the West Bank. First, I show how technical challenges ((i) poor water supply, (ii) antiquated water infrastructure, (iii) failed institutions) are shaped by political imperatives. Second, I show how Palestinians have responded to local water sector challenges: (iv) nonpayment to the Palestinian Water Authority for their water supply, (v) increasing rural to urban migration by Palestinian farmers. As a result, Palestinian society is stuck in cycles of crisis that make the conditions increasingly ungovernable. While Palestinians are stuck in a mode of ungovernability, their position in the peace process with Israel is undermined.
|Commitee:||Baxter, Diane, Murphy, Alexander B.|
|School:||University of Oregon|
|School Location:||United States -- Oregon|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Geography, Middle Eastern Studies, Water Resource Management|
|Keywords:||Hydro-hegemony, Local, Palestine, Power, Scale, Water conflict|
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