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Governance and Complexity in Water Management: Creating Cooperation Through Boundary Spanning Strategies

Edited By: Hans Bressers and Kris Lulofs

224 pages, illus

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Feb 2010 | #185471 | ISBN-13: 9781848449558
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NHBS Price: £73.00 $89/€82 approx

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The premise of this book is that careful reconsideration of strategies to achieve water management ambitions, together with more in-depth knowledge on the theories and practices of boundary spanning, could bring solutions for contemporary water problems within reach. The book integrates boundary work approaches, new forms of governance and water resource management to explore frameworks for spanning sector, scale and time boundaries.


Contents: 1. Innovations in Water Management Requiring Boundary Spanning: Roots and Concepts Kris Lulofs and Hans Bressers 2. Analysis of Boundary Judgments in Complex Interaction Processes Hans Bressers and Kris Lulofs 3. A Boundary Perspective on Flood Management in the Netherlands Wim van Leussen 4. The Temporal Dimensions of Boundary Judgments Aysun A-zen Tacer 5. Space for Water and Boundary Spanning Governance Hans Bressers, Simone Hanegraaff and Kris Lulofs 6. Building a New River and Boundary Spanning Governance Hans Bressers, Simone Hanegraaff and Kris Lulofs 7. The Dutch Land-use Re-ordering Process as a Multi-stakeholder Management Strategy Katharine Owens 8. Linking Natural Science Based Knowledge to Governance Strategy: A Case of Regional Water Depletion Analyzed Mirjam van Tilburg 9. Rethinking Boundaries in Implementation Processes Jaap G. Evers 10. Guidance Schemes for the Boundary Spanner Jan van der Molen and Kris Lulofs 11. Conclusions Hans Bressers and Kris Lulofs

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