The politics of flood insecurity : framing contested river management projects

    Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


    The study thus analyses and organises how states oscillate between security logic (‘logic of war’) and non-security logic (‘logic of peace’) in flood security governance. The way floods are managed and politicised are a reflection of how society is organised. Therefore, one should look at flood protection schemes within their social, political, economic context. The study looks at six planned river interventions in five countries, analyses the role of security and risk discourse in conflict and politicisation over river interventions. It finds it is not only state representatives, but also opponents who can effectively ‘speak security’ and play the ‘politics of unease’
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Wageningen University
    • Hilhorst, Thea, Promotor
    • Leeuwis, Cees, Promotor
    Award date18 Mar 2008
    Place of PublicationS.l.
    Print ISBNs9789085048978
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • rivers
    • floods
    • natural disasters
    • prevention
    • protection
    • risk assessment
    • risk reduction
    • river regulation
    • flood control
    • water management
    • projects
    • politics
    • water policy
    • egypt
    • turkey
    • bangladesh
    • netherlands
    • risk management

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