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Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520283077

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520283077.001.0001

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Incentives to Cooperate

Incentives to Cooperate

Political and Economic Instruments

Chapter:
(p.109) 5 Incentives to Cooperate
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International Water Scarcity and Variability
Author(s):

Shlomi Dinar

Ariel Dinar

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520283077.003.0005

This chapter assesses the mechanisms introduced in Chapter 4 by considering actual cases and evaluating how the mechanism or strategy used contributed to cooperation. In addition to mechanisms such as issue-linkage, side-payments and compensation as well as benefit-sharing, the chapter also examines foreign policy considerations and reciprocity as mechanisms or strategies for promoting cooperation. Mechanisms and strategies such as these aim to incentivize cooperation and shift the payoff structure so that it favors a mutually beneficial outcome.

Keywords:   Cost sharing, side-payments, issue-linkage, reciprocity, benefit sharing, foreign policy, Euphrates and Tigris, Amu Darya, Syr Darya, Rhine, Columbia, Himalayan Rivers/Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna/Barak, Nile, Tijuana, New, Kura-Araks

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