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Bridging troubled waters: Water sharing and the challenge of hydro-solidarity in Pakistan

Paukert, Matthias

German Title: Wasserverteilung und föderale Herausforderungen in Pakistan

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Abstract

Water sharing among the provinces of Pakistan is as much an economic challenge due to resource shortage as it is a political one due to the fabric and cohesion of this nation. This study provides an in-depth analysis of a long-standing dispute dating back to the colonial era which reaches beyond the allocation of a much-needed natural resource. It addresses the politics of water as well as water policies.

NOTE: Map in the appendix section depicts provincial boundaries and names as of 1991 (the year of the Water Apportionment Accord). For information on respective current names of provinces see the empirical section of the study.

Translation of abstract (German)

Die Wasserverteilung zwischen den Provinzen Pakistans markiert ein klassisches ökonomisches Problem und zugleich eine elementare politische Herausforderung, bei der der föderale Zusammenhalt des Staates auf dem Spiel steht. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht die Dimensionen des Disputs, beleuchtet seine historischen Wurzeln (die eng mit der Staatwerdung Pakistans zusammenhängen) und analysiert die institutionelle Mechanik des politischen Systems und des Wasser-Managements.

Hinweis: Die Karte im Anhang zeigt die Provinzen zur Zeit des Wasserabkommens v. 1991. Die neuen Namen der Provinzen werden im empirischen Hauptteil genannt.

Item Type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Mitra, Prof. Dr. Subrata
Date of thesis defense: 14 December 2015
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 07:18
Date: 2016
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Economics and Social Studies > Institute of Political Science
Subjects: 320 Political science
330 Economics
550 Earth sciences
950 General history of Asia Far East
Controlled Keywords: Ressourcen, Föderalismus, Rational Choice, Südasien, Nation-building, Institutionen
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