Ressources hydriques et conflits interétatiques : apports et limites d'une approche quantitative

Authors: Julien, Frédéric
Advisor: Mercier, Jean
Abstract: At the very basis of life, but also of socioeconomic development, water could rapidly become very scarce in some regions of the world, and thus feed contestation. The difficulty of transporting and stocking water – not to mention the ideological debate raised by the very idea of water commodification – leaves limited room for trade as a regulation measure for the foreseen shortages. Concerning international law, up until now it is hardly applicable. Consequently, political action will be needed and this could lead to severe crises or interstate conflicts. In order to evaluate water’s conflict potential, we will investigate in this dissertation the supposed link between the vulnerability of a state’s water supply and the degree of conflict characterising its water relations. A quantitative approach will be used for the above and will serve as a basis for an analysis regarding the contributions and the limitations of that approach to hydropolitics.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2006
Open Access Date: 12 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/18749
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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