State-Society Interaction in Vietnam

ab 34,90 

Huynh Thi Phuong Linh

The Everyday Dialogue of Local Irrigation Management in the Mekong Delta

ISBN 978-3-643-90719-6
Band-Nr. 29
Jahr 2016
Seiten 304
Bindung broschiert
Reihe ZEF Development Studies

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90719-6 Kategorien: , ,


This book, based on anthropological research on local
irrigation management in the Mekong Delta, sheds light on
state-society interactions at the interface between
bureaucratic and informal areas. Data from ethnographic case
studies was framed abductively by institutional bricolage
approach (Cleaver 2012) and state power (Göbel 2011). The
study goes beyond institutions process and individual
bargaining to argue that local irrigation management is
guided by the co-evolution between the state and local
actors. It is the everyday dialogue that, in the
co-existence of hierarchical state management structure and
the space of local flexibility, officially and unofficially
refines the local practices.

Huynh Thi Phuong Linh worked as junior
researcher at ZEF, Bonn, Germany. She specialises in social
science research on agriculture and irrigation management,
local water governance, and policy-practice analysis.