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Nirvana concepts, narratives and policy models : insights from the water sector

  title={Nirvana concepts, narratives and policy models : insights from the water sector},
  author={François Molle},
  journal={Water alternatives},
  • F. Molle
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Water alternatives
Analysis of water policy shows the importance of cognitive and ideological dimensions in the formulation of policy discourses. Ideas are never neutral and reflect the particular societal settings in which they emerge, the worldviews and interests of those who have the power to set the terms of the debate, to legitimate particular options and discard others, and to include or exclude particular social groups. This article focuses on three types of conceptual objects which permeate policy debates… 

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