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dc.titleDynamics of Institutional Change: Three Water Policies (And Two Bright Ideas) Examined
dc.contributor.authorLEONG CHING CHING
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-28T18:01:21Z
dc.date.available2013-02-28T18:01:21Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-17
dc.identifier.citationLEONG CHING CHING (2012-08-17). Dynamics of Institutional Change: Three Water Policies (And Two Bright Ideas) Examined. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/36347
dc.description.abstractThe central problem in water institutions today is the complexity and seeming intractability of large-scale water reforms. In current literature on institutional change, three factors are identified as affecting institutional change - path dependencies, social norms and rational interests. But while they illuminate some crucial aspects of change, any explanatory force appears one-sided as they explain either change or stasis but not both. This thesis shows that it is ideas that are key - ideas cause institutional change by acting as cognitive bridges between the existing set of institutions and a new set. Institutional reforms succeed where these ideational bridges score highly along epistemic and narrative parameters of truth, richness and coherence, producing a thick narrative which allows many and sometimes contrasting perspectives.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectwater policies, institutional change, narratives, ideas, institutions, legitimacy
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentLEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
dc.contributor.supervisorJARVIS, DARRYL STUART
dc.description.degreePh.D
dc.description.degreeconferredDOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
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