Pakistan’s representation of transboundary water as a security issue

Hanifeh Rigi, Jeroen F. Warner*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The South Asia region is one of the most unstable in the world, having experienced multiple wars. In recent years, water disputes have intensified between this region’s countries, including Pakistan and India, as water is intertwined with their security and has been securitized. Indeed, securitization is one of the strategies that has the power of representation of water as a security issue. The study examines how Pakistan has represented the Indus transboundary waters as a security issue through linguistic constructs, especially to motivate domestic audiences.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Feb 2021

Keywords

  • India
  • Indus
  • Pakistan
  • securitization
  • transboundary water

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