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Local Initiatives: Collective Water Management in Rural Bangladesh

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Short Descriptions

The book illustrates the ingenuity of the Bangladeshi people to manage their water resources, without any institutional or material support and examines the conditions under which people get together to pursue common goals through a systematic and comparative analysis.

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ISBN 13 9788124602669
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Total Pages 290
Edition 1st
Release Year 2004
Publisher D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author Jennifer E. Duyne
Category Sociology   Environmental & Forest Studies  
Weight 650.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80

Product Details

This book illustrates how people in rural Bangladesh, without any institutional or material support, manage their water resources to make their environment safer or more productive. Case studies of over seven hundred local initiatives show that people have an underestimated capacity to design, construct, maintain and operate relatively complex water management systems and to mobilise large amounts of human, material and financial resources. They are neither passive victims of their environment, nor merely responding or reacting to programmes or services provided by ‘outside’ agencies. It was found, however, that the capacity to organise is much higher in some regions of Bangladesh than in others. This leads the author to examine conditions under which people get together to pursue common goals through a systematic, comparative analysis of the four regions covered by the research project. The findings are further reviewed against the backdrop of academic and policy debates on collective action, participation, and management of common property resources.