Modernization and Urban Water Governance: Organizational Change and Sustainability in Europe

Modernization and Urban Water Governance: Organizational Change and Sustainability in Europe / Thomas Bolognesi. Palgrave MacMillan, London, 2018.
 http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137592545

Reviews:

“This book combines insights from both institutional theory and actual practice and outcomes to provide an in-depth analysis of what the 2000 EU Water Framework Directive has meant for urban water systems in Europe. Using cases from England, France and Germany the book explains the effects of the regulatory ‘shock’ and what is has led to in terms of depoliticization, socio-economic resilience and the potential for sustainability.   It is ‘must read’ book for anyone involved in urban water governance, wherever they might live, and for scholars who wish to understand how regulations affect outcomes, whatever their disciplinary or thematic specializations.” (Quentin Grafton, Australian National University, Australia)

“Dr. Bolognesi develops a challenging and innovative institutional approach to the regulatory reforms of water systems in Europe. He points out many sources of misalignment in the solutions adopted while keeping in view the often neglected technological dimension. A ‘must read’ contribution.” (Claude Ménard, University of Paris, France)

“This book provides a framework to analyze the modernization of European urban water systems in Europe. Particular care is devoted to the influence of the evolving institutional framework as well as sustainability issues and political dimensions without forgetting theoretical considerations. All the elements needed to understand what is going on …” (Stéphane Saussier, University of Paris, France)


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