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dc.contributor.advisorStout, Mark
dc.creatorMiller, Jack
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-31T00:04:33Z
dc.date.available2019-10-31T00:04:33Z
dc.date.created2019-08
dc.date.issued2019-08-28
dc.date.submittedAugust 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/62091
dc.description.abstractIncreasing water scarcity remains one of the largest geopolitical challenges in the mid-21st century. Access to clean water is the foundation of our civilization and yet, in many parts of the world, water is increasingly scarce or soon will be. Man-made climate change is hastening this transformation. This paper examines our understanding of scarcity’s impacts on states and conflict, as well as how governments might address and cooperate under true scarcity. Using a theoretical model developed by Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon and expanded upon by Colin Kahl, this paper tests whether three existing water treaties contain proper mechanisms to adapt to increasing water scarcity. It concludes with a comparative analysis and a discussion on ways to improve existing treaties and negotiate new ones as states begin to address water shortages.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins University
dc.subjectwater
dc.subjectscarcity
dc.subjecttreaties
dc.subjectcooperation
dc.titleCooperation and Water Scarcity: A Case Study Analysis of Water Treaties, Mechanisms, and Adaption to True Scarcity
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.disciplineGlobal Security Studies
thesis.degree.grantorJohns Hopkins University
thesis.degree.grantorKrieger School of Arts and Sciences
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.A.
dc.date.updated2019-10-31T00:04:33Z
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentGlobal Security Studies
dc.contributor.committeeMemberO'Byrne, Sarah
dc.publisher.countryUSA
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-0586-8944


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