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Veldwisch, Gert Jan A. and Mollinga, Peter (2013) 'Lost in transition? The introduction of water users associations in Uzbekistan.' Water International, 38 (6). pp. 758-773.

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A “policy as process” perspective is adopted to analyze the early period of water users associations (WUAs) in Uzbekistan (2000–2006). The article is based on extensive fieldwork (in 2005–2006) and analysis of policy and other relevant documents. It is shown that WUAs have a role and logic beyond water management and are used by the state as instruments with which to monitor and regulate “state-ordered” agricultural production. Through a state-centric policy process with room for local experimentation, the WUA was fit into the socio-political landscape of continued state control and the increased role of individualized risks and benefits.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
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Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies
Regional Centres and Institutes > Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus
ISSN: 02508060
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 08:36

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