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Opponents and Supporters of Water Policy Change in the Netherlands and Hungary

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dc.contributor.author Werners, Saskia E.
dc.contributor.author Warner, Jeroen
dc.contributor.author Roth, Dik
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-28T19:09:22Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-28T19:09:22Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6425
dc.description.abstract "This paper looks at the role of individuals and the strategies that they use to bring about or oppose major policy change. Current analysis of the role that individuals or small collectives play in periods of major policy change has focused on strategies that reinforce change and on the supporters of change. This paper adds the perspective of opponents, and asks whether they use similar strategies as those identified for supporters. Five strategies are explored: developing new ideas, building coalitions to sell ideas, using windows of opportunity, playing multiple venues and orchestrating networks. Using empirical evidence from Dutch and Hungarian water policy change, we discuss whether individuals pursued these strategies to support or oppose major policy change. Our analysis showed the significance of recognition of a new policy concept at an abstract level by responsible government actors, as well as their engagement with a credible regional coalition that can contextualise and advocate the concept regionally. The strategies of supporters were also used by opponents of water policy change. Opposition was inherent to policy change, and whether or not government actors sought to engage with opponents influenced the realisation of water policy change." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject water management--policy en_US
dc.subject transitional economics en_US
dc.title Opponents and Supporters of Water Policy Change in the Netherlands and Hungary en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Hungary, the Netherlands en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Water Alternatives en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 3 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 26-47 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US

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