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Clemens Hoffman

Clemens Hoffman
Wednesday 13 July 2011

Divided Environments: Territorial Secessions and Resource Conflicts

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    • Divided Environments’Territorial Secessions and Resource Conflicts
    • outline1 Introduction: Nature and Society2 Political Sociology approach2.1 ‘Spatio-Climatic Determinism’ (Hulme)?2.2 The different domains of Water Politics(Mollinga)2.3 Fracture and Multiplicity in the Social World:Geopolitics3 Case Studies3.1 The Division of the Sudan3.2 The Division of Cyprus
    • The contested Social World
    • ‘Climate Determinism’ or Determinism’‘Climate Reductionism’ Reductionism’Hulme (2011)
    • Classical GeopoliticsSpatio-Spatio-climaticDeterminism ?
    • Space as a social relation Space is understood here as a complex set relations, of social relations, a process, not process, reducible to competition over exclusive control and/or resources. and/or resources.
    • Mollinga’s 4 hydro-political processes hydro-• everyday politics of water control: contestation of everyday ‘local’ water control (e.g. boreholes; distribution of irrigation water amongst farms)• politics of national water policy• inter-state hydro-politics (transboundary inter- hydro- (transboundary aquifers/rivers)• Global Water Politics (privatisation of water, Wold Water Council, World Commission on Dams, IPCC, World Bank, IMF)
    • Questions? Comments?
    • Sudan´Sudan´s North/South Division
    • TransboundaryWater
    • Nature(c) Stockholm International Water Institute
    • Sudan’s long Civil War – a classical resource conflict?Oil ConcessionsJonglei Canal
    • Agricultural Development Africa’s Breadbasket? Ghezira Irrigation Scheme, North Sudan
    • Pastoral Life inSouth Sudan“The Land Belongs to the People” Dr John Garang, CPA
    • (c) University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment
    • (c) Edward Thomas, Rift Valley Institute, 2011
    • MechanisationFood Security orPrimitive Accumulation?
    • Geopolitics of the The Horn of Africa
    • (c) Stockholm International Water Institute, 2011
    • Cyprus’sNorth/SouthDivision Morphou Aquifer
    • Southern Cyprus
    • Northern Cyprus
    • Geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean
    • Questions? Comments?