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Practical authority : agency and institutional change in Brazilian water politics

Author: Rebecca Abers; Margaret E Keck
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2013.
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"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"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Abers, Rebecca.
Practical authority.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2013
(DLC) 2013003846
(OCoLC)844789379
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Abers; Margaret E Keck
ISBN: 9780199985289 0199985286
OCLC Number: 853455843
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 263 pages)
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.
Responsibility: Rebecca Neaera Abers, Margaret E. Keck.

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