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Human and Water Security in Israel and Jordan


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Philip Jan Schäfer
    Pages 1-3
  3. Philip Jan Schäfer
    Pages 5-18
  4. Philip Jan Schäfer
    Pages 19-24
  5. Philip Jan Schäfer
    Pages 25-37
  6. Philip Jan Schäfer
    Pages 39-65
  7. Philip Jan Schäfer
    Pages 67-89
  8. Philip Jan Schäfer
    Pages 91-107
  9. Philip Jan Schäfer
    Pages 109-111
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 113-113

About this book


The work aims at answering the question as to how far discourses on human security are present in Jordan and Israel, if they converge and if political solutions for the issue of water security could be derived. The analysis is based on the assumption that from human security perspective common solutions for urgent problems can be derived more easily than out of a perspective of national security. Yet it is acknowledged that according to a new security perspective different security threats are being identified by relevant actors. An empirical analysis of written statements and utterances of the respective security elites establishes the methodological tool for the identification of human security discourses in Israel and Jordan. Subsequently it is estimated how far water is presented as a matter of national security in Israel and Jordan using the theory of securitization.


Human Security Israel Jordan National Security Political Discourse Analysis Securitization Water Security

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Weisenheim am BergGermany

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