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dc.contributor.author Meissner, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-27T12:38:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-27T12:38:13Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.identifier.citation Meissner, R. 2017. Paradigms and Theories Influencing Policies in the South African and International Water Sectors: PULSE³, A Framework for Policy Analysis. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-48546-1
dc.identifier.uri http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319485461
dc.identifier.uri DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-48547-8_1
dc.identifier.uri https://www.researchgate.net/publication/310799217_Paradigms_and_Theories_Influencing_Policies_in_the_South_African_and_International_Water_Sectors_PULSE_A_Framework_for_Policy_Analysis
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/9610
dc.description Copyright: 2017 The Author en_US
dc.description.abstract In this introductory chapter, I will talk about the nature of water research in the South African context. In short, research scientists study water resource management in its various facets to ameliorate problems that could negatively affect human populations and the natural environment. This is the popular view of water research, its nature and motivation for embarking on the endeavour. There is, however, more than meets the eye. A subliminal reality exists when we conduct water research: the myths we adhere to as water researchers. In this chapter, I will explore the myth aspect and other elements characterising water research in more detail. I organise the chapter as follows. In the first section, I will investigate and report on myths in International Relations theory and link the arguments contained in this rendition with that of water resource governance and management. I will then tell the reader what the book is about; in other words, the essence of the book and why I think it is necessary to write a book reporting on my investigation in research paradigms and theories in water governance and management. I will then demonstrate the issues I will address in the rest of the book with three short case studies: acid mine drainage, integrated water resource management and transboundary river cooperation. In the penultimate section of the chapter, I will elaborate on how I think we should think about water research. I then elaborate on critical solidarity as a way to enact such thinking. I will then end with a conclusion. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;18318
dc.subject South African water research en_US
dc.subject Integrated water resource management en_US
dc.subject Transboundary river cooperation en_US
dc.title Paradigms and Theories Influencing Policies in the South African and International Water Sectors: PULSE³, A Framework for Policy Analysis en_US
dc.title.alternative PULSE³, A Framework for Policy Analysis en_US
dc.type Book en_US


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