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Water Governance in the Face of Global Change: From by Claudia Pahl-Wostl

By Claudia Pahl-Wostl

This booklet deals the 1st entire remedy of multi-level water governance, constructing a conceptual and analytical framework that captures the complexity of genuine water governance platforms whereas additionally introducing assorted techniques to comparative research. purposes illustrate how the ostensibly conflicting objectives of deriving common rules and of taking context-specific elements under consideration may be reconciled. particular emphasis is given to governance reform, adaptive and transformative potential and multi-level societal studying. The sustainable administration of world water assets is without doubt one of the such a lot urgent environmental demanding situations of the twenty first century. Many difficulties and obstacles to development will be attributed to disasters in governance instead of the source base itself. even as our figuring out of complicated water governance structures principally continues to be constrained and fragmented. The ebook deals a useful source for all researchers engaged on water governance themes and for practitioners facing water governance demanding situations alike.

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A diagnostic approach seems to point to a middle way between simplistic governance panaceas applicable to all circumstances and the uniqueness of specific governance settings determined by societal and environmental context without transferability of lessons learned from one case to another. A diagnostic approach identifies links between characteristics of governance systems and the degree to which they fulfil their societal function taking into account the influence of context and path-dependence on these relationships.

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