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Water for peace?: Post-conflict water resource management in Kosovo
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2208-794X
2017 (English)In: Cooperation and Conflict, ISSN 0010-8367, E-ISSN 1460-3691, Vol. 52, no 2, 147-165 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Water resource management (WRM) has increasingly come to be considered within the realm of peacebuilding. Through investigating the case of water resource management in Kosovo after 1999, this study argues that the international community has treated post-conflict water resource management as a primarily technical issue, to the neglect of its complex political nature. This has impeded the peacebuilding process in three ways. First, it consolidated the physical separation of actors through allowing separate water governance structures. Second, it avoided conflictive issues instead of actively engaging in conflict resolution. Third, it incapacitated locals by placing ownership in the hands of external actors. To redress this tripartite dilemma, this study stresses the need for research that provides deeper theoretical and empirical understanding of the political mechanisms that connect WRM to post-conflict reconstruction efforts. 

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2017. Vol. 52, no 2, 147-165 p.
Keyword [en]
Environmental peacebuilding, functionalism, Kosovo, peacebuilding, post-conflict reconstruction, UNMIK, water resource management
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Social Sciences Political Science Globalization Studies
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Political Science; Peace and Conflict Research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295433DOI: 10.1177/0010836716652428ISI: 000400912000001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295433DiVA: diva2:933687
Available from: 2016-06-07 Created: 2016-06-07 Last updated: 2017-06-20Bibliographically approved

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