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Author Wessels, Joshka.
Title To cooperate or not to cooperate ...? : collective action for rehabilitation of traditional water tunnel systems (qanats) in Syria / Joshka Wessels.
Imprint [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, 2008.

Series UvA proefschriften
UvA proefschriften.
Subject Qanats -- Syria.
Water-supply.
Series UvA proefschriften
UvA proefschriften.
Subject Qanats -- Syria.
Water-supply.
Description 1 online resource (381 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Note Summary in English and Dutch.
Thesis doctoral Universiteit van Amsterdam 2008
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Summary in English and Dutch.
Summary Annotation Communities all over the world are using traditional technologies to extract drinkingwater, irrigate their lands and feed their livestock. But these often sustainable and ancient ways to make use of groundwater are in rapid decline worldwide. A research project started in 1999 to study the rehabilitation of 1500-year old water tunnels called "qanats"in Syria. To Cooperate or not to Cooperate ...? discusses results and outcomes of this research project. The main objective of this research is to better understand the proces of collective maintenance of these ancient water tunnels. The study evaluates the social, cultural, political and environmental factors that have driven abandonment and decay of qanats in Syria. It tries to reconcile divers theoretical and conceptual frameworks to study collective action with a human ecosystem approach and develop one with a stronger anthropological reference. This title can be previewed in Google Books - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9789056295189.
Contents Cover13; -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of maps -- Glossary of Local Terms1 -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- Chapter 2 Collective action for community water management, a human ecosystem approach -- Chapter 3 Research Framework -- Chapter 4 Groundwater and qanats in Syria -- Chapter 5 Shallalah Saghirah -- Chapter 6 Shallalah Saghirah Renovation -- Chapter 7 Qarah -- Chapter 8 Qarah Renovation -- Chapter 9 Comparison and conclusion -- APPENDIX 1 MAPS -- APPENDIX 2 MARRIAGE ALLIANCES SHALLALAH SAGHIRAH -- Appendix General site informatie of Syrian Qanats -- References -- SUMMARY -- SAMENVATTING.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789048502028 (e-book)
9048502020 (e-book)
1283020599
9781283020596
9789056295189
OCLC # 715190978
Additional Format Print version: Wessels, Joshka. To Cooperate or not to Cooperate ...? : Collective action for rehabilitation of traditional water tunnel systems (qanats) in Syria. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2008 9789056295189