Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 6, 659–671, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-6-659-2015

Special issue: Climate, land use, and conflict in Africa

Earth Syst. Dynam., 6, 659–671, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-6-659-2015

Research article 13 Oct 2015

Research article | 13 Oct 2015

Socio-environmental cooperation and conflict? A discursive understanding and its application to the case of Israel and Palestine

T. Ide and C. Fröhlich

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (18 Aug 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Sep 2015) by Jasmin Link
Download
Short summary
We investigate why some social groups engage in conflicts over shared natural resources while other groups cooperate over the same issue. Drawing on evidence from the particularly puzzling case of water conflict and cooperation in Israel and Palestine, we show that the discursive construction of identities and situation assessments is a crucial explanatory factor. This finding highlights the relevance of bottom-up discursive conflict transformation.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint