Divided Environments: Territorial Secessions and Resource Conflicts
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
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)