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Water policy entrepreneurs. A research companion to water transitions around the globe

Huitema, Dave, Sander Meijerink. 2009. Water policy entrepreneurs. A research companion to water transitions around the globe. . Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar

Abstract

This major volume focuses on the role of policy entrepreneurs in global water management. Adopting an international comparative perspective, the authors explore water policy change in fifteen countries and reveal the strategies employed by entrepreneurs to facilitate improvements in policy. By presenting an overview of recent developments in EU and global water policy management alongside in-depth country studies, it is evident that many successful transitions are both initiated and implemented by groups of
individuals and organizations. Illustrating the strategies used to affect change, the book goes on to highlight the framing and reframing of policy issues, the use of pilot projects, the exploitation of windows of opportunity and venue shopping. This book will not only make a unique contribution to the current literature on transition management, but will also prove an invaluable tool for those keen to influence water policy management at the regional, national and international level. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of water resources and environmental management and governance, as well as practitioners in the fields of water and climate policy.

Contributors include: Helen Ingram, Louis Lebel, Jennifer McKay, Peter Mollinga, Vishal Narain, Per Olsson and Anthony Turton

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