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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


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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.
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