Water service governance, technological change and paradigm shifts: a conceptual framework
Lobina, Emanuele (2012) Water service governance, technological change and paradigm shifts: a conceptual framework. International Journal of Water (IJW). ISSN 1465-6620 (Print), 1741-5322 (Online) (In Press)Full text not available from this repository.
This article offers a conceptual framework of the social factors enabling and inhibiting paradigm shifts in urban water supply and sanitation. We understand paradigm shifts as radical changes in the metabolism of urban water services, whereby change is informed by a distinct ethos. We reframe paradigm shifts as the function of two factors: 1) the agency of paradigm advocacy; 2) the institutional legitimacy of competing paradigms, which defines the landscape of opportunities for paradigm advocacy. Multigroup assessments of the social desirability and sustainability of competing paradigms are made in light of aspirations to normative coherence under conditions of bounded rationality. Finally, we suggest directions for further inquiry.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||water supply and sanitation, governance, paradigm shifts, sustainability, advocacy coalitions, technological change, policy diffusion, transitioning, socio-technical transformations, conceptual frameworks, agency, paradigm advocacy, institutional legitimacy, normative coherence, bounded rationality|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
School of Business > Public Services International Research Unit
|Last Modified:||13 Dec 2012 17:07|
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