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Engendering water in the Middle East: Some preliminary thoughts

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In this paper we present some preliminary thoughts on the importance of gender as a meaningful category in the politics of water in general and in the Middle East, in particular. There is very little research on the gendered use of water in the Middle East. Our main purpose is to introduce professionals in the field of environmental and water sciences to the importance of a gendered analysis in policymaking. We provide first an overview of the way that gender has been integrated into development planning and of the key concepts and debates involving theory and practice. We then present a more focused analysis of the links between gender and water. © 2007 Springer.




Rathgeber, E. M., & Motzafi-Haller, P. (2007). Engendering water in the Middle East: Some preliminary thoughts. NATO Security through Science Series C: Environmental Security.

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