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Conflict, Cooperation, and Institutions in International Water Management: An Economic Analysis (review)

Conflict, Cooperation, and Institutions in International Water Management: An Economic Analysis... BOOK REVIEW Conflict, Cooperation, and Institutions in International Water Management: An Economic Analysis by Ines Dombrowsky Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Edgar Publishing, Ltd., 2007, $135 cloth, 376 pp. Global and internationally shared resources such as water have gained greater attention in recent years due to increased competition over their use and management. Some indication of such a trend can be found in the number of conflicts reported in the press, and in the number of treaties signed among states that are riparians to international water bodies (rivers, lakes, aquifers). Another indication is the increased number of publications dealing with various aspects of international water management. While many books address international water management, few have an economic focus and even fewer provide an analytical framework that can explain differences in cooperation patterns among riparian states that share international basins. What makes this book different and intriguing? The first point is the economic approach, which draws upon several economic theories, including externality theory, noncooperative game theory, and institutional theory. Second, this book provides a thorough, review of the legal aspects of the international laws and institutions that have been developed over the years to manage and allocate water and water services http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Land Economics University of Wisconsin Press

Conflict, Cooperation, and Institutions in International Water Management: An Economic Analysis (review)

Land Economics , Volume 86 (4) – Apr 4, 2010

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BOOK REVIEW Conflict, Cooperation, and Institutions in International Water Management: An Economic Analysis by Ines Dombrowsky Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Edgar Publishing, Ltd., 2007, $135 cloth, 376 pp. Global and internationally shared resources such as water have gained greater attention in recent years due to increased competition over their use and management. Some indication of such a trend can be found in the number of conflicts reported in the press, and in the number of treaties signed among states that are riparians to international water bodies (rivers, lakes, aquifers). Another indication is the increased number of publications dealing with various aspects of international water management. While many books address international water management, few have an economic focus and even fewer provide an analytical framework that can explain differences in cooperation patterns among riparian states that share international basins. What makes this book different and intriguing? The first point is the economic approach, which draws upon several economic theories, including externality theory, noncooperative game theory, and institutional theory. Second, this book provides a thorough, review of the legal aspects of the international laws and institutions that have been developed over the years to manage and allocate water and water services

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Land EconomicsUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Apr 4, 2010

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