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The Resource International water law and the quest for common security, Bjørn-Oliver Magsig

International water law and the quest for common security, Bjørn-Oliver Magsig

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International water law and the quest for common security
Title
International water law and the quest for common security
Statement of responsibility
Bjørn-Oliver Magsig
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The world's freshwater supplies are increasingly threatened by rapidly increasing demand and the impacts of global climate change, but current approaches to transboundary water management are unsustainable and may threaten future global stability and international security. The absence of law in attempts to address this issue highlights the necessity for further understanding from the legal perspective. This book provides a fresh conceptualisation of water security, developing an operational methodology for identifying the four core elements of water security which must be addressed by international law: availability; access; adaptability; and ambit. The analysis of the legal framework of transboundary freshwater management based on this contemporary understanding of water security reveals the challenges and shortcomings of the current legal regime. In order to address these shortcomings, the present mindset of prevailing rigidity and state-centrism is challenged by examining how international legal instruments could be crafted to advance a more flexible and common approach towards transboundary water interaction. The concept of considering water security as a matter of 'regional common concern' is introduced to help international law play a more prominent role in addressing the challenges of global water insecurity. Ways for implementing such an approach are proposed and analysed by looking at international hydropolitics in Himalayan Asia. The book analyses transboundary water interaction as a 'case study' for advancing public international law in order to fulfill its responsibility of promoting international peace and security"--
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Magsig, Bjørn-Oliver
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
K3496
LC item number
.M34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Earthscan studies in water resource management
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water rights (International law)
  • Right to water
  • Water security
Label
International water law and the quest for common security, Bjørn-Oliver Magsig
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on author's thesis (PH. D.) - University of Dundee, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Water security : conceptualising a buzzword
  • International law in the water security discourse
  • Hydrosolidarity : the answer to state-centrism?
  • Regional common concern : the legal foundation for common water security
  • Water security in Himalayan Asia
Control code
893453634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781138816909
Lccn
2014040492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)893453634
Label
International water law and the quest for common security, Bjørn-Oliver Magsig
Publication
Note
Based on author's thesis (PH. D.) - University of Dundee, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Water security : conceptualising a buzzword
  • International law in the water security discourse
  • Hydrosolidarity : the answer to state-centrism?
  • Regional common concern : the legal foundation for common water security
  • Water security in Himalayan Asia
Control code
893453634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781138816909
Lccn
2014040492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)893453634

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