Lost in transition? The introduction of water users associations in Uzbekistan

G.J.A. Veldwisch, P.P. Mollinga

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Abstract

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
LanguageEnglish
Pages758-773
Number of pages17
JournalWater International
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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