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An Application of 'Governing the Commons' on Irrigation Institutions in Thailand

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dc.contributor.author Ounvichit, Tassanee
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-23T16:01:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-23T16:01:59Z
dc.date.issued 1997 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5661
dc.description.abstract "This paper aims to apply Ostrom's model of self-organizing entities to govern common pool resources (CPR) on the irrigation institutions in Thailand. This application is an academic exercise that would help me to understand Ostrom's Governing the Commons. Information regarding Thailand in all respects, e.g. water users groups, Thai society and culture, policy trend of the Royal Irrigation Department (RID), etc. is purely based on personal experience, thus limited precision will be anticipated. Ostrom's focus on the bottom-up approach (i.e. even the institutional changes should be proposed by irrigation communities and not the central government) is acknowledged. But since I am not a member of such communities, my perspective will mainly be from the side of a bureaucrat who wants to see changes. Since I have never spent adequate portion of time with any single irrigation association, this paper will rely on a very generally perceived features of irrigation associations that I extensively visited as part of my official duties. This preliminary brainstorm would pave a way for a more systematic study based on specific water associations that would reveal more particulars and variables of the complex world." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Governing the Commons en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.title An Application of 'Governing the Commons' on Irrigation Institutions in Thailand en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Thailand en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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