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Author Sehring, Jenniver

Title The politics of water institutional reform in neopatrimonial states : a comparative analysis of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan / Jenniver Sehring
Edition First edition
Published Wiesbaden : VS, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (232 pages) : 13 figure, 16 table
Series Politik in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika
Politik in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika.
Contents Water Governance and Water Institutional Reform -- Theoretical Framework: New Institutionalism -- Analytical framework -- Comparative Research Design -- Water Institutional Reforms in Kyrgyzstan -- Water Institutional Reforms in Tajikistan -- Comparing the Politics of Water Institutional Reform -- Conclusion
Summary In many countries, water institutional reforms (like the establishment of water user associations or the introduction of pricing mechanisms) are conducted in order to achieve more sustainable, efficient, and equitable water usage. Often, however, these reforms do not meet their objectives. Based on a comparative analysis of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, this study highlights the long neglected role of politics. It shows how a neopatrimonial regime context impacts the reform process, focusing on the decision making, the agricultural sector, the local governance institutions, internal water-institutional linkages, and the role of international donor agencies
Notes doctoral FernUniversität, Hagen 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Water-supply -- Kyrgyzstan.
Water-supply -- Tajikistan.
Water -- Law and legislation -- Kyrgyzstan.
Water -- Law and legislation -- Tajikistan.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 128198664X