Water Ties: Towards a Relational Understanding of Water Governance Networks in Tanzania and Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisorProf. Dr. Claudia Pahl-Wostlger
dc.creatorStein, Christian-
dc.description.abstractThis interdisciplinary thesis studies the diverse multi-stakeholder networks that are constitutive of contemporary water governance. It examines collaborative governance networks from a relational perspective in two case study watersheds in Tanzania and Ethiopia. Collaborative and networked governance approaches are increasingly promoted to address complex water challenges, but relatively little is known about how the everyday collaborative relationships (i.e. collaboration practices) among the multiple actors involved in the development, management and use of water, shape contemporary water governance processes. In this thesis, I advance, based on intensive fieldwork data collection, a conceptual and methodological framework for studying collaboration networks pertaining to watershed management. I examine local collaborative governance networks in two watersheds, in Ethiopia and Tanzania, from a relational perspective, using complementary qualitative and quantitative social network research methods. The thesis explores the opportunities and limitations of such collaborative governance networks in their concrete functioning, thereby contributing to a more context-sensitive, and nuanced, understanding of the role of governance networks and collaborative governance approaches in the management of water and related resources.eng
dc.subjectSustainable developmenteng
dc.subjectWater governanceeng
dc.subjectCollaborative governanceeng
dc.subjectPolycentric governanceeng
dc.subjectNetwork governanceeng
dc.subjectSocial networkseng
dc.subjectRelational approacheng
dc.subjectMixed methodseng
dc.subjectSocial network analysiseng
dc.subjectParticipatory mappingeng
dc.subjectVisual network researcheng
dc.subjectWater-energy-food nexuseng
dc.subjectIntegrated Water Resources Managementeng
dc.subjectCross-sectoral policy integrationeng
dc.subjectBoundary workeng
dc.subjectResource politicseng
dc.subjectBlue Nileeng
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaeng
dc.subject.ddc300 - Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologieger
dc.subject.ddc320 - Politikger
dc.subject.ddc333.7 - Natürliche Ressourcen, Energie und Umweltger
dc.titleWater Ties: Towards a Relational Understanding of Water Governance Networks in Tanzania and Ethiopiaeng
dc.typeDissertation oder Habilitation [doctoralThesis]-
thesis.typeDissertation [thesis.doctoral]-
dc.contributor.refereeProf. Dr. Peter Mollingager
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