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THE MACHINERY OF IRAQI WATER INSTITUTIONS: The Development of Institutions in a Post War State

Romzek, Janice LU (2009) SIMT29 20091
Master of Science in Development Studies
Graduate School
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The current state of Iraq regarding water issues is quite poor despite ongoing efforts to rebuild water infrastructures. Investigating the underlying problems with failed water infrastructures, this paper aims at identifying water institutions as the key to the failure of water governance in Iraq. Utilizing the theories of New Institutionalism, a mechanical model of institutions is formulated, identifying the various components of institutions. Based upon empirical findings we address how water institutions are being built in the ‘new’ Iraq, post Saddam Hussein and focus on the translation of norms and values to the institutional development. Based upon a political institutional approach, the assessment of the elements which enables an... (More)
The current state of Iraq regarding water issues is quite poor despite ongoing efforts to rebuild water infrastructures. Investigating the underlying problems with failed water infrastructures, this paper aims at identifying water institutions as the key to the failure of water governance in Iraq. Utilizing the theories of New Institutionalism, a mechanical model of institutions is formulated, identifying the various components of institutions. Based upon empirical findings we address how water institutions are being built in the ‘new’ Iraq, post Saddam Hussein and focus on the translation of norms and values to the institutional development. Based upon a political institutional approach, the assessment of the elements which enables an institution to function is also analyzed in the form of integrity and competence which will be described as the ‘oil’ of the institution machine. Overall the paper will identify that Iraq is still in a proto-institutional setting that is still developing. (Less)
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author
Romzek, Janice LU
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SIMT29 20091
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Iraq, Machine Model, Water Governance, New Institutionalism
language
English
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1398869
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2009-07-02 09:26:58
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  abstract     = {The current state of Iraq regarding water issues is quite poor despite ongoing efforts to rebuild water infrastructures. Investigating the underlying problems with failed water infrastructures, this paper aims at identifying water institutions as the key to the failure of water governance in Iraq. Utilizing the theories of New Institutionalism, a mechanical model of institutions is formulated, identifying the various components of institutions. Based upon empirical findings we address how water institutions are being built in the ‘new’ Iraq, post Saddam Hussein and focus on the translation of norms and values to the institutional development. Based upon a political institutional approach, the assessment of the elements which enables an institution to function is also analyzed in the form of integrity and competence which will be described as the ‘oil’ of the institution machine. Overall the paper will identify that Iraq is still in a proto-institutional setting that is still developing.},
  author       = {Romzek, Janice},
  keyword      = {Iraq,Machine Model,Water Governance,New Institutionalism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {THE MACHINERY OF IRAQI WATER INSTITUTIONS: The Development of Institutions in a Post War State},
  year         = {2009},
}