KIMMICH, Christian and Sergio VILLAMAYOR TOMAS. Assessing Action Situation Networks : A Configurational Perspective on Water and Energy Governance in Irrigation Systems. Water Economics and Policy. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company, 2019, vol. 5, No 1, p. 1-29. ISSN 2382-624X. doi:10.1142/S2382624X18500054.
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Original name Assessing Action Situation Networks : A Configurational Perspective on Water and Energy Governance in Irrigation Systems
Authors KIMMICH, Christian (276 Germany, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Sergio VILLAMAYOR TOMAS (724 Spain).
Edition Water Economics and Policy, Singapore, World Scientific Publishing Company, 2019, 2382-624X.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50900 5.9 Other social sciences
Country of publisher China
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
WWW článek - open access
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/19:00108820
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S2382624X18500054
UT WoS 000457297400003
Keywords in English Network analysis; configurational analysis; institutional analysis and developmentframework; water–energy–food nexus; social–ecological system; Spain; India
Tags open access, rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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Abstract
The action situation is a core component of actor-centered institutional analysis of natural resource governance. Institutional analysis frameworks have been extended to observe multiple situations structured into networks. If further operationalized, this extension can improve policy diagnosis of human–environmental interactions. This paper proposes two complementary ways to move in that direction. First, we propose the use of qualitative configurational analysis and game theory to study the interactions between situations and assess the contribution of each to a desired outcome. Second, we draw on centrality measures to assess the benefits and risks of implementing policies that aim to change the equilibria in action situations. Both analytical strategies are applied to two cases involving irrigation and energy governance. In the Spanish case, centrality of the water allocation situation justifies a configuration of drought measures that also tackle cooperation in monitoring and infrastructure maintenance. In the Indian case, groundwater governance and adequate infrastructure capacity provision are necessary preconditions to enable coordinated technology adoption, which facilitates incentives for regulated irrigation. In both the cases, some action situations’ positive outcomes are necessary in every configuration to guarantee optimal equilibria in the network. In the context of energy-fed irrigation systems, the proposed analytical strategies permit integrating interactions between water use, energy use and food production decisions in policy diagnoses. The analysis can be extended to identify archetypes, network closure, as well as structural and functional connectivity of networks in social-ecological systems.
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