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Practical Authority [electronic resource]: Agency and Institutional Change in Brazilian Water Politics

Rebecca Neaera Abers and Margaret E. Keck
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Language
English
ISBN
9780199985265 (hardback), 9780199985272 (paperback)
Summary
"New institutions don't come into being by themselves: They have to be organized. On the basis of research from a decade-long, multi-site study of efforts to transform freshwater management in Brazil, Practical Authority asks how new institutional arrangements established by law become operational in practice"--
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1
  • Practical Authority, Institution-building, and Entanglement
  • Chapter 2
  • Entangled Institutions and Layered Reform Narratives: Governing Water Resources in Historical Context
  • Chapter 3
  • Institutional Design in Entangled Settings: How to Make an Unfinished Law
  • Chapter 4 --Practicing Laws: Experiments with Institution Building
  • Chapter 5
  • Becoming Committees: Diversity, Problems and Processes
  • Chapter 6
  • Diversions of Authority: Power, Perseverance and Struggles over the Control of Water Resources
  • Chapter 7
  • Building Practical Authority from Outside the State
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix 1: Methodological Narrative
  • Appendix 2: List of interviews
  • References.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-251) and index.
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