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Hacia una teoría para la reforma del servicio de agua: más allá de la elección racional

Hacia una teoría para la reforma del servicio de agua: más allá de la elección racional

Lobina, Emanuele (2012) Hacia una teoría para la reforma del servicio de agua: más allá de la elección racional. In: Heller, Léo, (ed.) Agua y saneamiento: en la búsqueda de nuevos paradigmas para las Américas. Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), Washington, D.C., USA, pp. 113-136. ISBN 978-92-75-11669-2

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Abstract

This chapter first develops an analytical framework of water service governance based on the policy networks metaphor. It then reviews the positive and normative dimensions of rational choice theories such as public choice and property rights theory. Section four draws on empirical evidence questioning the validity of rational choice theories. In section five, we reflect on the significance of our findings by focussing on the alignment of agency, power and underlying institutions with sustainability objectives, respectively under private and public water operations. The final section calls for a theory of water service reform free of rational choice dogmas, and outlines a research agenda towards that aim. (Translated from the original in Spanish)

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Chapter V - chapter commissioned and funded by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). [2] Book title (in English): Water and Sanitation: in Search of New Paradigms for the Americas.
Uncontrolled Keywords: water service reform, private sector participation, in-house restructuring, rational choice theory, policy networks, governance, sustainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9428

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