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Water Policy Entrepreneurs

Dave Huitema Sander Meijerink

9781843393153
480 pages
IWA Publishing
Overview
This major volume focuses on the role of policy entrepreneurs in revolutionizing water management worldwide. Adopting an international comparative perspective, the authors explore the changes taking place in water policy across fifteen countries, at both the global level and within the European Union. Their analysis highlights the importance of groups and individuals in stimulating progress and reveals the crucial part played by policy entrepreneurs. 

Successful entrepreneurs use various strategies to initiate and implement change, including the framing and reframing of issues, the assembly of coalitions, venue shopping and the exploitation of windows of opportunity. In showcasing the role of entrepreneurs in achieving transitions and explaining their approach, this groundbreaking book presents an optimistic message for those who desire improvements in the way water is managed. 

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: S. Alp, A. Baskan, G. Becker, A. Bhat, D. te Boekhorst, Z. Chen, Z. Flachner, N. Font, V. Galaz, P. Garden, J. Goldin, J. Gupta, S. Hughes, H. Ingram, A. Kibaroglu, D. Kibassa, L. Lebel, G. Lei, R. Lejano, L. Li, P. Matczak, J. McKay, P. Mollinga, S. Na Nan, V. Narain, P. Olsson, L. Partzsch, T. Smits, J. Subirats, N. Subsin, A. Turton, S. Werners, M. Wilder, X. Yu   

This title is Co-Published with Edward Elgar   

More information about this book can be found on the WaterWiki in an article written by the author here: http://www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Articles/Theroleofwaterpolicyentrepreneursinadaptationtochangeinthewatersector