Managing the river basin: The role of regional authorities in the European Union administrative system
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- Institutt for statsvitenskap 
AbstractThe PhD-thesis studies how the quest for more sustainable and ecosystem based water management affects coordination practices of bureaucrats across institutional divides, policy sectors and government levels, with a view to illuminate whether and how administrative integration deepens down to the regional level of government and practitioner stage of policy implementation. Based on an embedded case study of the implementation of the EU Water framework directive (WFD) in Sweden and Norway, the thesis applies institutionalist perspectives on administrative action and change, to better understand the functioning of the EU multilevel administration and the complexities of ecosystem based governance.
List of papers
|Article 1: Marthe Indset (2018) The Changing Organization of Multilevel Water Management in the European Union. Going with the Flow?, International Journal of Public Administration, 41:7, 492-505, DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2016.1274325. The article is included in the thesis. Also available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2016.1274325|
|Article 2: Marthe Indset (2018) Building bridges over troubled waters: Administrative change at the regional level in European, multilevel water management, Regional & Federal Studies, 28:5, 575-596, DOI: 10.1080/13597566.2018.1512976. The article is included in the thesis. Also available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/13597566.2018.1512976|
|Article 3: Marthe Indset. Regions as loosely coupled systems: the differential impacts on administrative behaviour. To be published. The paper is not available in DUO awaiting publishing.|