Jan Selby

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Jan Selby has worked at the University of Sussex since 2005. "He holds a PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University, and has previously worked in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Lancaster, and the Department of International Politics, University of Aberystwyth. He was Head of the Department of International Relations from 2007-9. Jan's research centres on two areas: peace processes, and environmental conflicts. He is currently undertaking research on the rise of peace proceses and the transformation of contemporary peacemkaing, with especial reference to the Israeli-Palestinian, Israeli-Egyptian, Northern Ireland, India-Pakistan, and Sudanese peace processes. He is also continuing and extending previous research on environmental conflict, currently working on a project on Israeli-Palestinian water cooperation, as well as an EU-funded project on climate change, hydro-conflicts and human security in the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa. Beyond these main areas of research, Jan has also written more broadly on contemporary global governance, and on Marxian and post-structuralist social and international theory." [1]


  • Water, Power and Politics in the Middle East: The Other Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (IB Tauris, 2003).
  • Global Governance, Conflict and Resistance, co-edited with Feargal Cochrane and Rosaleen Duffy (Palgrave, 2003).

Selected Book Chapters

  • 'The political economy of peace processes,' in Michael Pugh, Neil Cooper and Mandy Turner, eds., Critical Perspectives on the Political Economy of Peacebuilding (Palgrave, forthcoming 2007).
  • 'Rethinking water conflict and cooperation in the Middle East: a critical theoretical perspective,' in Hans G|nter Brauch et al, eds., Facing Global Environmental Change (Springer-Verlag, forthcoming 2006).

Resources and articles

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  1. Jan Selby, University of Sussex, accessed April 6, 2010.