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Published: 19 September 2013

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780199985272

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Agency and Institutional Change in Brazilian Water Politics

Rebecca Neaera Abers and Margaret E. Keck

  • A new conceptual vocabulary and focus on action in institutional change processes
  • Examines the 'inside' of the institution building processes, the rarely studied processes of making institutions functional that occur between preliminary <"conditions>" and positive or negative <"outcomes>"
  • Multiple case studies traced over more than a decade; very extensive primary research
  • Prospective research design allows tracing successful and unsuccessful efforts to produce change

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