ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Scarcity Dilemma as Security Dilemma: Geopolitics of Water Governance in South Asia

The postcolonial character of south Asia imparts a Janus-faced perspective to our outlook. Many issues are much more than what they seem because they symbolise many other viewpoints. Water disputes in the region are a typical example of the scarcity dilemma acquiring the overtones of a security dilemma. However dire the mutual needs of nations that face a water crisis, they are also caught in a vortex of geopolitical forces. The only way out of this "us" versus "them" circle is evolving a knowledge system on water resources that is interdisciplinary and one that dispenses with the colonial engineering models of development.

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