The Politics of Water Institutional Reform in Neopatrimonial States

A Comparative Analysis of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

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  • Jenniver Sehring

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In many countries, water institutional reforms (like the establishment of water user associations or the introduction of pricing mechanisms) are conducted in order to achieve more sustainable, efficient, and equitable water usage. Often, however, these reforms do not meet their objectives. Based on a comparative analysis of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, this study highlights the long neglected role of politics. It shows how a neopatrimonial regime context impacts the reform process, focusing on the decision making, the agricultural sector, the local governance institutions, internal water-institutional linkages, and the role of international donor agencies.


Comparative analysis Governance Kirgistan Tadschikistan Wasser Governance Wassermanagement Zentralasien politics

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  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2009
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-531-16508-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-531-91377-3
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