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WC15: Exploring conflict resolution and peace-building within the global water governance discourse #ISA2016

If you are attending the forthcoming International Studies Association conferences in Atlanta, I invite you to attend our panel on Wednesday, WC15: Exploring conflict resolution and peace-building within the global water governance discourse.

When:Wednesday, March 16, 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: 304, Hilton Atlanta

Exploring conflict resolution and peace-building within the global water governance discourse

Chair: Oriol Mirosa (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Discussant: Cecilia Tortajada (National University of Singapore)

Papers

Global Water Governance and Local Input: Can Participation Overcome Conflict?
Author: Oriol Mirosa (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

The global politics of bottled water: Towards an integrative research agenda
Author: Raul Pacheco-Vega (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE))

Justice and Global Water: The Ethics of Global Water Governance
Author: Christiana Peppard (Fordham University)

The Challenges of Governing Water at the Global Scale
Author: Cecilia Tortajada (National University of Singapore)

At the Confluence: The OECD and the Global Water Crisis
Author: Dustin Garrick (McMaster University)

Abstract and Keywords
Increasing pressures on water resources in the context of rapid global environmental change have led to a growing number of conflicts at varying scales. Given the intricacies of cross-scalar environmental dynamics, whereupon phenomena at one scale can have impacts across various levels and regions, it is fundamental to undertake profound examinations of sub-national, cross-national and global water conflicts. Given the complexity that the literature on peace-building and conflict resolution present, in particular when analyzing water resources-driven conflicts, this panel asks researchers to rethink how we can use a peace science/peace building/conflict resolution approach to examine water issues within the international arena, and how can this approach contribute to furthering our understanding of global water governance. This panel includes contributions from scholars who work within a variety of disciplines and who use a multiplicity of methodological approaches and conceptual paradigms. The panel explores a broad variety of cases: transboundary water conflict, sub-national conflict, and the role of global institutions in water conflict resolution and/or governance.

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