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Voluntary agreements in water: environmental benefits?

By Sara Hughes at NCAR and UCSB – It’s no secret that improving the environmental outcomes of water governance can be politically difficult to do; as a result we are continually searching for new policy tools that are able to solve problems and appease interests. Voluntary environmental programs (VEPs) have been growing in popularity in the …

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The technocracy/democracy dilemma in the water sector

In recent decades, changing social and political circumstances have put the traditional technical-engineering approach to water management under pressure. As a result, water management authorities are now caught on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, they need their renowned expert status to fulfil their public responsibilities, such as the protection against floods. …

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Recent advances in research on the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework

The Policy Studies Journal has published a special feature on the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework, which was developed by Elinor Ostrom. After the publication of the classic book ‘Governing the Commons’ in 1990, the IAD-framework was further developed at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. A core feature …

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