近日，山东大学公共治理研究院谢蕾研究员作为第一作者及通讯作者在区域研究刊物《Eurasian Geography and Economics》上发表文章《The politics of securitization: China’s competing security agendas and their impacts on securitizing shared rivers》（点击文章题目查看原文内容）。
Managing transboundary river basins proves a challenge for China when encountering disagreements with its neighbors that experience different political and social conditions. This paper analyzes what happens when China characterizes water as a security issue, examining China’s fluid securitization practices, where changes can be identified indicating that the Chinese government values the various water security concerns differently. Two cases are adopted for comparison. In the case of China sharing the Mekong River, the Chinese government has shown a willingness to incorporate more issues found both inside and outside of the water sector. In contrast, in the case of the sharing of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna, China’s security agenda has been limited to the consideration of water availability and has led to military security concerns. The findings indicate that China’s water security agenda is not only driven by a concern for water management over specific rivers, but also judgments that incorporate strategic military consideration with regard to countries that they are involved with. The case of China thus suggests that water security is a complex domain that demonstrates competing values and concerns in (de)politicizing water. Therefore, water-related security issues cannot be understood solely from an environmental policy perspective.
Mekong River，Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna，India，governance，water security，securitization
谢蕾，山东大学公共治理研究院研究员，主要研究方向为全球环境治理、河流流域治理。曾出任英国埃克塞特大学政治学与国际关系助理教授。现任英国兰卡斯特大学中国研究中心客座研究员。担任英文刊物Forest and Society编委会委员；在《 Journal of Contemporary China》《China Information》《 International Environmental Agreement, Politics, Law and Economics》《New Political Economy》等发表SSCI/SCI 期刊论文数篇。
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