Sep 2006 – Jun 2012
Water is an essential resource for human survival. It is also of great importance to industrial development and trade. This project builds on earlier research on conflict and cooperation in the context of internationally shared rivers, but extends the focus to examine the overall interaction process – with conflict and cooperation studied together instead of separately. More specifically, the project examines whether countries that share rivers interact more – whether positively or negatively. It also investigates the effect of signed water treaties on subsequent water-specific interaction. Through issue-coding of claims over the use of a river raised by one state towards another, it looks at specific water disagreements and whether or not they become militarized.
PHD project at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo.
Supervisor at PRIO: Nils Petter Gleditsch
Supervisor at UiO: Håvard Hegre
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Marit defended her PhD dissertation on Monday 11 June at the University of Oslo. The thesis is titeled Bridge over Troubled Water - Interaction in International River Basins.
She has been a Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Civil War in the Working Group for Environmental Factors in Civil War.