Hussam Hussein

Faculty, Research Fellow

Hussam is a Departmental Lecturer and Research Fellow in International Relations in DPIR. He obtained his PhD degree from the School of International Development, University of East Anglia – Norwich, UK. His PhD thesis investigated the discourse of water scarcity in the case of Jordan, and its impacts on transboundary water governance. After his PhD, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the American University of Beirut, investigating hydropolitics in the Levant region, and as a Research Associate at the University of Kassel working on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Mediterranean Region. His fieldwork has been funded by the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), the Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS), and by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). His research focuses on the role of discourses in shaping water policies in the Middle East, on transboundary water governance and critical hydropolitics, and on issues related to the political economy of water resources in arid and semi-arid regions. He is a Visiting Fellow of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and of the School of International Development of the University of East Anglia (UK). Hussam obtained his BA and MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Trieste – Gorizia (Italy), studied Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS, University of London, and obtained an MA in Interdisciplinary European Studies from the College of Europe. He also worked for the Italian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, European Parliament, and for the International Finance Corporation. He worked as an international consultant for UNICEF, the World Bank, and BGR.

Research Interests
Transboundary Water Governance, Water Security, Climate Change Discourses

Publications

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2019

Hussein, H

An analysis of the framings of water scarcity in the Jordanian national water strategy Journal Article

In: Water International, 2019.

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Conker, A; Hussein, H

Hydraulic mission at home, hydraulic mission abroad? Examining Turkeytextquoterights regional textquoterightPax-Aquarumtextquoteright and its limits Journal Article

In: Sustainability, 11 , 2019.

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da Silva, LPB; Hussein, H

Production of scale in regional hydropolitics: An analysis of La Plata River Basin and the Guarani Aquifer System in South America Journal Article

In: Geoforum, 99 , pp. 42-53, 2019.

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2018

Hussein, H

A critique of water scarcity discourses in educational policy and textbooks in Jordan Journal Article

In: Journal of Environmental Education, 49 , pp. 260-271, 2018.

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Hussein, H

The Guarani Aquifer System, highly present but not high profile: A hydropolitical analysis of transboundary groundwater governance Journal Article

In: Environmental Science & Policy, 83 , pp. 54-62, 2018.

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Hussein, H

Tomatoes, tribes, bananas, and businessmen: An analysis of the shadow state and of the politics of water in Jordan Journal Article

In: Environmental Science & Policy, 84 , pp. 170-176, 2018.

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2017

Hussein, H; Grandi, M

Dynamic political contexts and power asymmetries: the cases of the Blue Nile and the Yarmouk Rivers Journal Article

In: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, pp. 1-20, 2017, ISSN: 1573-1553.

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Hussein, H

Whose textquoteleftrealitytextquoteright? Discourses and hydropolitics along the Yarmouk River Journal Article

In: Contemporary Levant, pp. 1-13, 2017.

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Hussein, H

Whose textquoteleftrealitytextquoteright? Discourses and hydropolitics along the Yarmouk River Basin Journal Article

In: Contemporary Levant, 2 , pp. 103-115, 2017.

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Postal Address:
University of East Anglia, SSF, DEV, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK

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