By Dave Huitema, Sander V. Meijerink
This significant quantity makes a speciality of the position of coverage marketers in worldwide water administration. Adopting a global comparative point of view, the authors discover water coverage switch in fifteen international locations and show the suggestions hired through marketers to facilitate advancements in coverage. by way of featuring an outline of modern advancements in ecu and international water coverage administration along in-depth nation reports, it truly is glaring that many winning transitions are either initiated and applied through teams of people and organisations. Illustrating the suggestions used to impact switch, the ebook is going directly to spotlight the framing and reframing of coverage matters, using pilot initiatives, the exploitation of home windows of chance and venue purchasing. This publication won't basically make a special contribution to the present literature on transition administration, yet also will turn out a useful device for these prepared to steer water coverage administration on the nearby, nationwide and foreign point. will probably be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of water assets and environmental administration and governance, in addition to practitioners within the fields of water and weather coverage.
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Additional resources for Water Policy Entrepreneurs: A Research Companion to Water Transitions Around the Globe
Sets of theories that have informed policy sciences include (John, 1998): institutional approaches, group and network approaches, socio-economic approaches, rational choice theory and idea-based approaches. , 1997). We have skimmed these theories for what they have to say on the roles and strategies of policy entrepreneurs. In this chapter we first explore the concept of policy stability or continuity and the different ways in which it is defined and explained. We move on to discuss policy change and the conditions conducive to its occurrence.
In the case of irrigation systems, privatization has taken the shape of devolution of responsibilities to water associations. These transitions did not originate within Turkey, but rather from water management ideas promoted by the World Bank (see also Chapter 3 by Gupta, Chapter 5 by Wilder and Chapter 12 by Goldin and Kibassa, in this volume). A window of opportunity came with the economic and political crises of the late 1970s Transitions in water management 19 and early 1980s, which brought high-level politicians like Turgut Ozal to the fore.
Events that focus attention or shock can also raise awareness of issues (see also Birkland, 1997). As a consequence of activity in any one or two of the three streams, a window of opportunity may open, but often only for a limited period of time and without a policy transition unless there is convergence with and sufficient consensus across the remaining stream(s). To give but a few examples from Dutch water policy of policy windows: the storm surge of 1953 and the extremely high water levels in the main Dutch rivers in 1993 and 1995 clearly served as focusing events (Huitema and Meijerink, Chapter 19 in this volume).