Trans-boundary Rivers form an important context for relations between multiple sovereign states. The paper tackles the dynamics of a state’s behaviour, regarding trans-boundary Rivers, through time so that state relations are not a constant competition or cooperation. The paper responds to the behavioural changes amongst states by adopting a constructivist approach. By using constructivist approach, this paper argues that legal norms are generated through interactions and communications between states. Multiple criteria include political, geographic, economic, and legal contexts determine state relations. The Indus and Euphrates basins demonstrate how legal norms are determined by each state subject to their geographic, economic and political conditions. The paper concludes that the economic interest is a key variable towards cooperation between riparian states. The most significant message of the thesis, obviously, if the national interests of states in question are willing to explore common ground of incentives, particularly economic incentives between riparian states, then cooperation will be more likely.
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(2015).A question of trans-boudary rivers: Legal rules, a coherent system or a vacant canyon: Towards a constructivist approach [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Ali, Wesam. A question of trans-boudary rivers: Legal rules, a coherent system or a vacant canyon: Towards a constructivist approach. 2015. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.