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Institutional Nesting and Robustness of Self-Governance: The Adaptation of Irrigation Systems in Taiwan

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Lam, Wai Fung; Chiu, Chung Yuan
Journal: International Journal of the Commons
Volume: 10
Page(s): 953-981
Date: 2016
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10180
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: East Asia
Subject(s): self-governance
social-ecological systems
Abstract: "Rapid social-economic development has posed serious challenges to irrigation management in Taiwan. Drawing upon data collected through in-depth interviews with farmers and local irrigation officials and an appraisal survey, this study compares the processes of adaptation that have taken place in irrigation systems in four distinct ecological-institutional settings in the Chianan area of Taiwan. We have found that different modes of institutional nesting have affected farmers’ choice of adaptation strategies and the way self-governance has played out in the adaptation process, and that different adaptation strategies have brought about different impacts on system robustness and the sustainability of self-governance."

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