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Water for all and all for water? : governmental interventions affecting property of natural resources in Northern Ethiopia

(2013) SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES. 26(11). p.1300-1313
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In spite of growing international attention for natural resource management, relations of property regarding natural resources have hardly been studied in Ethiopia, a country known for its oxen-plow-based agriculture and revolutionary land reforms. This article goes beyond the agricultural focus and provides an actor-oriented analysis of water management in an Ethiopian microlevel context within a theoretical framework that builds on development discourses, social interfaces, and relations of property. The disconnectedness between government policies and local reality and the repercussions thereof for policy implementation are unraveled and so bring to light hybrids of development discourses. Relations of property still appear to be based on former private landholding systems in spite of socialist land reform, and hybrids of development discourses are deployed at three levels of institutionalization, policymaking, and implementation that are disconnected from each other, which leads to discrepancies between policy discourse and practice.
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discourse, Ethiopia, ethnography, property, social interface, ENVIRONMENTAL-POLICY, INSTITUTIONS, DYNAMICS, POLITICS, FARMERS, POWER

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MLA
Lenaerts, Lutgart, et al. “Water for All and All for Water? : Governmental Interventions Affecting Property of Natural Resources in Northern Ethiopia.” SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES, vol. 26, no. 11, 2013, pp. 1300–13.
APA
Lenaerts, L., Dondeyne, S., Breusers, M., Bauer, H., Haile, M., & Deckers, J. (2013). Water for all and all for water? : governmental interventions affecting property of natural resources in Northern Ethiopia. SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES, 26(11), 1300–1313.
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Lenaerts, Lutgart, Stefaan Dondeyne, Mark Breusers, Hans Bauer, Mitiku Haile, and Jozef Deckers. 2013. “Water for All and All for Water? : Governmental Interventions Affecting Property of Natural Resources in Northern Ethiopia.” SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES 26 (11): 1300–1313.
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Lenaerts, Lutgart, Stefaan Dondeyne, Mark Breusers, Hans Bauer, Mitiku Haile, and Jozef Deckers. 2013. “Water for All and All for Water? : Governmental Interventions Affecting Property of Natural Resources in Northern Ethiopia.” SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES 26 (11): 1300–1313.
Vancouver
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Lenaerts L, Dondeyne S, Breusers M, Bauer H, Haile M, Deckers J. Water for all and all for water? : governmental interventions affecting property of natural resources in Northern Ethiopia. SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES. 2013;26(11):1300–13.
IEEE
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L. Lenaerts, S. Dondeyne, M. Breusers, H. Bauer, M. Haile, and J. Deckers, “Water for all and all for water? : governmental interventions affecting property of natural resources in Northern Ethiopia,” SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES, vol. 26, no. 11, pp. 1300–1313, 2013.
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  abstract     = {{In spite of growing international attention for natural resource management, relations of property regarding natural resources have hardly been studied in Ethiopia, a country known for its oxen-plow-based agriculture and revolutionary land reforms. This article goes beyond the agricultural focus and provides an actor-oriented analysis of water management in an Ethiopian microlevel context within a theoretical framework that builds on development discourses, social interfaces, and relations of property. The disconnectedness between government policies and local reality and the repercussions thereof for policy implementation are unraveled and so bring to light hybrids of development discourses. Relations of property still appear to be based on former private landholding systems in spite of socialist land reform, and hybrids of development discourses are deployed at three levels of institutionalization, policymaking, and implementation that are disconnected from each other, which leads to discrepancies between policy discourse and practice.}},
  author       = {{Lenaerts, Lutgart and Dondeyne, Stefaan and Breusers, Mark and Bauer, Hans and Haile, Mitiku and Deckers, Jozef}},
  issn         = {{0894-1920}},
  journal      = {{SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES}},
  keywords     = {{discourse,Ethiopia,ethnography,property,social interface,ENVIRONMENTAL-POLICY,INSTITUTIONS,DYNAMICS,POLITICS,FARMERS,POWER}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{11}},
  pages        = {{1300--1313}},
  title        = {{Water for all and all for water? : governmental interventions affecting property of natural resources in Northern Ethiopia}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2013.788402}},
  volume       = {{26}},
  year         = {{2013}},
}

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