Is this adaptive governance?: four different keys, each one kept by a different stakeholder group, control access to the discharge infrastructure at Lake Parón, Peru. ©Adam French

Is this adaptive governance?: four different keys, each one kept by a different stakeholder group, control access to the discharge infrastructure at Lake Parón, Peru. ©Adam French

Institutions and networks for adaptive governance

I examine how formal policies and grounded institutional practices interact to structure resource management in multi-level systems. Much of this work focuses on efforts to integrate stakeholders from different sectors into networks responsible for participatory planning and governance (e.g. watershed councils or multi-sectoral working groups). In analyzing these institutions and processes, I study the roles and objectives of diverse actors and work to identify how structural and contextual factors both promote and hinder the development of more adaptive and sustainable resource governance. 

 

Representative Publications

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French, A. (2016) ¿Una nueva cultura del agua?: Inercia institucional y la gestión tecnocrática de los recursos hídricos en el Perú (written in Spanish). Anthropologica, 37: 61-86.

French, A. (2015) Hacia una institucionalidad del agua más participativa e integrada: el complejo proceso de establecer los consejos de recursos hídricos de cuenca en el Perú. (written in Spanish). In Patricia Urteaga and Aarón Verona (eds.), Cinco Años de la Ley de Recursos Hídricos en el Perú. Lima: Fondo Editorial, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

French, A. (2012) Laguna Parón: hacia la gestión integrada? (written in Spanish). La Revista Agraria #136: 10-11.

French, A. (2012) Adapting Resource Governance to Global Change: Theoretical Considerations. Andean-Asian Mountains Global Knowledge Exchange on Glaciers, Glacial Lakes, Water, and Hazard Management. TMI/USAID.