Monthly Archives: June 2014

Rijke, J., Farrelly, M., Brown, R., & Zevenbergen, C. (2013). Configuring transformative governance to enhance resilient urban water systems. Environmental Science & Policy, 25, 62–72.

There were a few parts of this article that were especially relevant and useful (or at least insightful). Particularly, the way the authors used the adaptive cycle to show the different stages of where the water sensitive cities (WSC) of … Continue reading

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Cash, D. W., Adger, W. N., Berkes, F., Garden, P., Lebel, L., & Olsson, P. (2006). Scale and Cross-Scale Dynamics : Governance and Information in a Multilevel World. Ecology and Society, 11(2).

A critical piece on scale and cross-scale dynamics. Addressing a multitude of important issues, such as innovations in social and environmental policy requires approaches that consider cross scale and cross level dynamics and relationships. As the challenges we see in … Continue reading

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Acuto, M. (2010). Global Cities: Gorillas in Our Midst. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 35(4), 425–448.

An important piece on global cities as new arenas and scales in which global governance is ‘practiced’ in a landscape of globalization and urbanization. Global cities provide leadership positions, technological innovation and social revolution. They add to the “complexity of global … Continue reading

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Pahl-Wostl, C. (2009). A conceptual framework for analysing adaptive capacity and multi-level learning processes in resource governance regimes. Global Environmental Change, 19(3), 354–365.

Pahl-Wostl begins the article with a very simple question:  how to implement sustainable resource governance and management regimes that are resilient to global and climate change? Two approaches she suggests is adaptive governance and social learning, which have been identified … Continue reading

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Goals and aspirations

What a gem from Josh’s blog, when he talks about setting goals for making a life in music. This is one i’ll have to refer back to often: () Making a timeline of goals to help keep the boat on … Continue reading

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Andersson, K. P., & Ostrom, E. (2008). Analyzing decentralized resource regimes from a polycentric perspective. Policy Sciences, 41(1), 71–93

The 1990s saw a shift in approaches to natural resource management regimes. As Andersson and Ostrom show, the centralized approach to resource management of the preceeding decades began to shift in favour of a more decentralized, community-based approach to natural … Continue reading

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Research question – take two

After a chat with M.W., my research question has evolved. I have taken a step back from my focus on municipal governments as the primary sub-state actor I will look at, and how they play a role in negotiations over … Continue reading

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Akamani, K., & Wilson, P. I. (2011). Toward the adaptive governance of transboundary water resources. Conservation Letters, 4(6), 409–416. doi:10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00188.x

Akamani and Wilson (2011) will be an important article for my comps process, as I learn more about adaptive governance. Importantly, this article outlines three strategies for promoting and achieving adaptive governance in the context of a larger multilevel system, … Continue reading

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Conca, K., Wu, F., & Mei, C. (2006). Global Regime Formation or Complex Institution Building ? The Principled Content of International River Agreements. International Studies Quarterly, 50, 263–285.

Conca discusses two approaches to normative frameworks for shared river governance. At a high level, the two are: the decades long progressive development of global water governance principles found in the 1997 UN Convention, which can modify basin practices and … Continue reading

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Cash, D. W., Adger, W. N., Berkes, F., Garden, P., Lebel, L., & Olsson, P. (2006). Scale and Cross-Scale Dynamics : Governance and Information in a Multilevel World. Ecology and Society, 11(2).

A critical piece on scale and cross-scale dynamics. Addressing a multitude of important issues, such as innovations in social and environmental policy requires approaches that consider cross scale and cross level dynamics and relationships. As the challenges we see in … Continue reading

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