The Water Framework Directive: A New Directive for a Changing Social, Political and Economic European Framework

  title={The Water Framework Directive: A New Directive for a Changing Social, Political and Economic European Framework},
  author={Maria Kaika},
  journal={European Planning Studies},
  pages={299 - 316}
  • M. Kaika
  • Published 1 April 2003
  • Political Science
  • European Planning Studies
This article examines the intricate process of developing the European Union's Water Framework Directive. It sees the Directive as a response to recent economic, political and social changes related to water management, including the shift from government to governance, the liberalization of water markets and the emergence of a new set of institutions, actors, etc. and their respective relations (i.e. social capital). The article focuses on the key points of disagreement between the Council of… 

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