Sander Meijerink

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Negotiating water

As many contributions to his blog have demonstrated, water is a hotly contested resource. In most cases of water resources management there are many parties involved, each having different problem perceptions, interests and preferences. Since hierarchical interventions are often impossible or considered ineffective,  many water governance scholars are interested in the question how to manage …

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Lectures on water governance

One of the advantages of modern times is that one does not need to travel across the globe to be able to attend lectures by eminent scholars. An ever increasing number of universities and schools makes available part of their courses and lectures online. We selected three  lectures which  we found highly interesting and relevant for water …

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Recent advances in research on the Advocacy Coalition Framework

In an earlier contribution to this blog we paid attention to a special feature on Elinor Ostrom’s  Institutional Analysis and Development framework in the Policy Studies Journal. Recently, this journal has published a special feature on another influential framework in water and environmental policy research: the Advocacy Coalition Framework.

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Complexity leadership theory: a promising framework for adaptive water management

Water managers with an interest in leadership issues may find inspiration in an abundant literature on leadership concepts. He or she may read books on visionary, connective, integrative, collaborative and entrepreneurial leadership, on eco- and sustainability leadership and so on. One of the more recent and promising contributions to the leadership literature is Complexity Leadership …

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ECPR General Conference – Papers on water governance

The 6th general conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, with more than 2000 participants the biggest conference on Iceland ever, was organized at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, 24-27th august 2011. In the panel session ‘Adaptation to Climate Change on National, Regional and Local Levels’, which was organized by Carina Keskitalu of the Umea …

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Latest issue Water Alternatives

In June 2011 the latest issue of Water Alternatives was published. This issue contains interesting papers on cross border water management (Iberian peninsula), on decentralisation in irrigation management (Philippines), and on the emergence and functioning of river committees in Tanzania. This paper by Hans Komakech and Pieter van der Zaag uses Elinor Ostrom’s Institutional Analysis and …

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The latest issue of Water Alternatives

In February 2011 a new issue of the journal Water Alternatives came out. In its manifesto, the journal suggests that the debate on water needs to focus more on “modes of governance’. Articles in the February 2011 issue include some on the watershed approach, public particpation in water management, and the organization of collective action. Please find …

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Paper on Western Scheldt

Sander Meijerink presents a paper Understanding across-coalition learning, which analyses long term policy change in the policy subsystem of the Western Scheldt, at the ACF-workshop, 20-12 September 2010, UC Davis, Davis, USA.

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Book on water transitions

Water Policy Entrepreneurs A Research Companion to Water Transitions around the Globe Editor(s): Dave Huitema and Sander Meijerink Publication Date: 22 Feb 2010 • ISBN: 9781843393153 Pages: 480 • Hardback

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Special feature water policy entrepreneurs

This special feature aims to further our understanding of the way in which transitions occur in water management. We contend that if we want to understand such transitions, we need to understand policy change and its opposite, policy stability. These issues have attracted considerable academic attention. Our interest is, however, very specific and thereby unique: …

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