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Paradigms and Theories Influencing Policies in the South African and International Water Sectors

PULSE³, A Framework for Policy Analysis

Authors: Meissner, Richard

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  • Demonstrates PULSE3 as an innovative framework for using paradigms or the meta-theoretical elements of paradigms to analyze policies, programs, projects and plans
  • Presents a bird’s-eye view of how thinking and understanding operate in the policy context
  • Is applicable in the private and public sectors as well as academia, where a simplified version of PULSE3 can assist students and researchers in conducting thorough literature reviews
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About this book

This book presents a new way of looking at and analyzing policies, programs and/or plans in which research scientists have used their knowledge to develop mechanisms such as South Africa's National Water Resource Strategy, Second Edition; Australian and South African climate change adaptation strategies for government entities and the UNDP's Water and Ocean Governance focus area. It critically assesses how science can be used in the service of society and how researchers and practitioners can bridge the gaps that arise as a result of incomplete thinking. Presenting a bird’s-eye view of how thinking and understanding operate in the policy context, it offers a valuable contribution to fields of inquiry such as research methods, comparative analyses, political science, international relations and the natural and social sciences in general. This book fills a market gap, providing real-world solutions to the practical application of science, paradigms and theories.

About the authors

Richard Meissner is a senior researcher and water scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa, where he holds a PhD in international politics from the University of Pretoria. Meissner specialises in the analysis of trans-boundary river basins focusing on the complexities and interactions between and among non-state actors (individuals, interest groups, businesses, and non-governmental organisations), international organisations, and state/government organs.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 101,14 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48547-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48546-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-83968-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paradigms and Theories Influencing Policies in the South African and International Water Sectors
Book Subtitle
PULSE³, A Framework for Policy Analysis
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48547-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48547-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48546-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83968-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 251
Number of Illustrations
10 illustrations in colour
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