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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Autumn 2013 SENR Seminar Series

Oct 10, 2013, 4:00pm - 5:30pm


The SENR Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Andreas Thiel, Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Departments of Sciences of Useful Plants and Animals and Agricultural Economics, who will present Towards a Broader Understanding of Scalar Re-Organisation of Natural Resource Governance: Determining Factors and Implications from Europe
In Europe, because of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) the scalar organisation of water governance has significantly transformed. A framework for explaining this phenomenon will be presented; it will be illustrated by applying it to the cases of Spain, Portugal and Germany based on extensive qualitative field work allows developing first elements of a theory of processes of scalar organisation. It is concluded that changes in the interrelated value of the resources, in technologies of production and exclusion shaped preferred outcomes of specific actors and their mental models. Necessary is a winning coalition on constitutional negotiations over distribution of competencies. Evaluative work in Portugal and Spain further shows that scalar reorganisation along with changes roles of stakeholders can have profound implications for water management practices
The SENR Seminar begins at 4:10 p.m in 103 Kottman Hall with a video link to 123 Williams Hall on the Wooster campus.