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Bridging Actors and Their Role in Co-Managing Lakes: Cases from Greater Bengaluru Metropolitan Region (GBMR)
Co-management is seen as a means to effectively manage common-pool resources, especially collaborations based on sharing of roles and responsibilities between state and non-state actors. Collaborations depend on certain key intermediary bridging actors who facilitate and coordinate links between these actors. In this paper, we aim to understand the role of these bridging actors in shaping networks of co-management by developing a framework based on certain characteristics such as initiation, position, and facilitation ...
Barriers in Participative Water Governance: A Critical Analysis of Community Development Approaches
Participatory approaches within development programs involving common-pool resources are intended to revive a community’s role in managing these resources. Certainly, to ensure the successful and equitable use of such resources, community participation is essential. However, in many cases, attempts at applying a participatory approach often fail to genuinely engage all subgroups within a community due to assumptions of homogeneity and a lack of understanding of the deep socio-political divisions between people. As a ...
The many faces of Post-Development: alternatives to development in Tanzania, Iran and Haiti
Post-Development, a body of transitional imaginaries, is not homogenous, neither in its critique, nor in the alternatives proposed. Given that the term ‘development’ is already highly contentious, the question of what ‘alternatives to development’ might be, becomes difficult to respond to. In this article, we argue that Post-Development can assume many faces that are highly dependent upon their conceptual and geographical contexts. In analysing practices of resistance, contestation and subversion in Tanzania, Iran ...
[Rezension zu:] Sager, Fritz, Susanne Hadorn, Andreas Balthasar, und Céline Mavrot (2021): Politikevaluation. Eine Einführung
Die Evaluation von politischen Interventionen – etwa von Förderprogrammen, Reformen oder Gesetzen – ist ein praktisch wie wissenschaftlich hochrelevantes Thema. Während für die Praxis im Sinne einer evidenzbasierten Politikgestaltung verstärkt gefordert wird, politische Entscheidungen an Evaluationsergebnisse zu knüpfen, beschäftigt sich die Wissenschaft mit den Methoden, Voraussetzungen und Folgen von Politikevaluationen. Zudem sind viele Wissenschaftler:innen selbst mit Evaluationsstudien befasst. Sie führen diese ...
Far-Right Local Governments and Civil Society: Findings from France and Italy
The rise of far-right parties across Europe and their entrance into government at the local, if not regional or national, levels pose challenges for established civil society actors. This article draws on early findings from an ongoing research project in order to present two case studies of far-right local governments in small industrial towns in France and Italy: Hayange and Sant’Agata Bolognese. Keying in on these local administrations’ approaches to civil society and drawing on semi-structured interviews with ...