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The staggering and jolted journey of my research question in its development

Return of the Research Question…

Since my last iteration of the research question, there has been an important shift in focus. For the last year i’ve held the focus on the urban/city. But, this focus on urban water needs and how they are reflected in … Continue reading

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The territorial trap, triadic critique of state as actor in IR/IO theorization

Considering the most recent framing of my research question, the two cases will help to illustrate how domestic policies have shaped transboundary water governance processes. Both of these examples come from Furlong (2006), and challenge the triad of the regime … Continue reading

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Research question – take 3!

Recognizing that my research focus and question was getting a little 1) convoluted, and 2) difficult to find empirical evidence for, M-L suggested a way to simplify. This is in line with what ST suggested as well last we spoke. … 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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Going into June 2014

To what extent do cities, represented by municipal governments, engage in and influence the negotiations and final outcomes over transboundary water sharing agreements? And, if urban actors are engaged in international water policy, how do they ensure their own resilience … Continue reading

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