Internet and Democratisation of Urban Water Governance. NEW PUBLICATION!

Many expected that Internet would create a democratic arena in governance, help hold governments accountable and increase input fr…

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Advice from Helen Ingram on Being in Academia for Early and Seasoned Scholars

In 2017, a double special issue of the Journal of the Southwest was published that celebrated the career of Dr. Helen Ingram (pict…

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Oxford Handbook on Water Policy and Politics. NEW PUBLICATION!

Finally the chapter “Transfer, Diffusion, Adaptation, and Translation of Water Policy Models” in the Oxford Handbook o…

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New Paper on Security in the Mekong River Basin. NEW PUBLICATION!

After three years of writing and revising, our paper on various ways of security being framed in the Mekong River Commission has c…

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Public Policy Bits: Public Policy, Planning and Chess

Once a great Cuban world chess champion Jose Raul Capablanca was asked how many moves ahead he is able to see in a chess game. He …

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Crafting or Designing Socio-Ecological Systems? NEW PUBLICATION!

Finally, our Special Issue of Environmental Science & Policy is online, and you can enjoy the articles. You can read our edit…

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Institutional Design in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. NEW PUBLICATION!

The Journal of Environmental Science & Policy will feature in early 2015 an article co-authored by Farhad Mukhtarov, Svenja F…

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The Water Bomb of Ireland is Ready to Come Off

This post shows how water is a slow-ticking bomb in the European policy domain, that many more protests and political fights are s…

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Oxford Handbook on Water Politics and Policy (2015)

An excellent news for the scholars and policy-makers in water policy and politics is that the new Oxford Handbook of Water Politic…

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Public Policy Bits: Ways of Knowing Public Policy

Farhad Mukhtarov and Andrea Gerlak have just published an article in Policy Sciences, a well-respected political science journal, …

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The “Baku Project” by Spanish Researchers

A team of Spanish researchers Fransisco Colom Jover, José Antonio Carrillo, Vicente Plaza and Emma Gabaldà were awarded a European…

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“Policy as Translation” at Policy Analysis Conference in Vienna, 2013

It is one thing for a concept and a network of scholars around it to get into the panels at conferences, and it is another thing w…

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Public Policy Bits: Techno-fixes?

Albert Einstein famously proclaimed that “you can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it”. But we …

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Amazing Barcelona: Water Management in a Museum!

How often do you see a scientific concept with which you have dealt in your PhD in a museum on a sight-seeing tour? A product of i…

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Water Governance, Policy and Knowledge Transfer. NEW PUBLICATION!

Guest contribution by Gül Özerol, Cheryl de Boer, and Joanne Vinke-de Kruijf. “Water Governance, Policy and Knowledge Transfer: In…

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River Basin Organizations and Global Governance. NEW PUBLICATION!

River Basin Organizations are ubiquitous nowadays. They carry different functions, forms and are founds across the world. However,…

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International Workshop on Water Security, Jerusalem 17-18 December, 2012

The Jerusalem Water Group of the Hebrew University is organizing a Workshop entitled “The Securitization of the Water Discou…

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Central Asian Waters: Polygon for Testing Policy Translation

With the rise of globalization, models for good water governance, such as integrated water resources management (IWRM), river basi…

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