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Adaptabilidad Institucional: Dinamicas en la Evolucion de los Sistemas Socio-Ccologicos de Uso del Agua en Espana

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dc.contributor.author Florensa, Meritxell Costeja en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:04:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:04:55Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-07-23 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-07-23 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/3603
dc.description.abstract "The evolution of institutions is an increasing concern among scholars interested in institutional analysis. This study investigates the processes of institutional adaptation regarding the use of common property resources. The evolution of social-ecological systems (SESs) based on the use of water resources in Spain is the main object of study. In particular, it focuses on the factors that can positively influence the adaptive capacity of SESs to internal and external disturbances. "It is argued that the changes agents that constitue a novelty and are of an intensity not experienced before by the system can have the potential of increasing the vulnerabilty of the SES beyond its resilience. The homogeneity of perceptions and interests among the group of users of the resource, the availability of information and the presence of leadership appear as the combination of factors which exert a greater influence on the adaptive capacity of the system to these changes. The intervention of upper levels in the governance structure can also have a positive effect on the adaptability of the SESs, specially in those SESs in which the presence of leadership, the existence of participative common ground arenas and a certain degree of autonomy of the system have been identified." en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.subject adaptation en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject social-ecological systems en_US
dc.title Adaptabilidad Institucional: Dinamicas en la Evolucion de los Sistemas Socio-Ccologicos de Uso del Agua en Espana en_US
dc.type Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Departamento de Ciencia Politica y Sociologia en_US
dc.type.thesistype Ph.D. Dissertation en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Spain en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US


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