Water and climate change: a sign of war or a chance for cooperation? A comparative study between Central Asia and South America

Água e mudança climática: um indício de guerra ou chance para a cooperação? Um estudo comparado entre a Ásia central e a América do Sul

  • Barbara Magalhaes Teixeira Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University


Different than the traditional body of work of this field that claims water scarcity leads to conflict, or to another line of research that claims water scarcity actually leads to cooperation; this article proposes a different causal mechanism that links the importance of the pattern of relations existing between countries prior to climate change and resource scarcity, to try to explain why water scarcity causes conflict in some cases and cooperation in others.

Biografia do Autor

Barbara Magalhaes Teixeira, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University
Barbara is pursuing her master's degree at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.


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Como Citar
Magalhaes Teixeira, B. (2018). Water and climate change: a sign of war or a chance for cooperation? A comparative study between Central Asia and South America. Conjuntura Internacional, 14(2), 92-100. https://doi.org/10.5752/P.1809-6182.2017v14n2p92-100