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ch.6 Collaborative modelling as a boundary institution to handle institutional complexities in water management

Abstract : Water management is an area for several sources of institutional complexity, which have been extensively studied but are still poorly handled in practice. In this chapter we add to the family of boundary entities a concept of boundary institution, in order to re-visit the dynamics at stake in participatory modelling. On the basis of a few case studies, we show that participatory modelling, as a process, fi ts this concept of boundary institution. A boundary institution is a step above considering the model as a boundary object, because it provides rules for interaction among stakeholders without prior consensus among them. In addition, these institutions provide prototypes to develop other institutions that address complex water management issues or that could help in providing institutional infrastructure (rules, etc.) to existing boundary organizations. Boundary institutions have no tangible infrastructure. Because they are intangible, how boundary organizations actually function will require further research.
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O. Barreteau, G. Abrami, N. Ferrand, P. Garin, Véronique Souchère, et al.. ch.6 Collaborative modelling as a boundary institution to handle institutional complexities in water management. Restoring Lands - Coordinating Science, Politics and Action Complexities of Climate and Governance, Springer, pp.20, 2012, 978-94-007-2548-5. ⟨hal-02596206⟩

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