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FY 2016/2017 Research Topic: C-36
Interactive Approach to Water Governance: Case Studies in Asia


This research project aims to reveal the complex process involved in the multi-layered and cross-scaled interactions between government-initiated policies and social actors' practices in order to solve water related problems in Asia. We will conduct case studies in Japan, China, the Philippines and other Asian countries, and compare these cases to find a new framework for water policies and their related practices in the context of Asian fields, referring to the theory of "interactive governance" developed mostly in European public policy studies.


April 2015 - March 2017

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] OTSUKA Kenji
[ Co-researchers ] MASUDA Tadayoshi (Associate Professor, Kinki University)
[ Co-researchers ] OHNO Tomohiko (Associate Professor, Kanazawa University)
[ Co-researchers ] LIN Hebin (Director for Asia and the Pacific, International Environmental Management Services Ltd)
[ Co-researchers ] LIU Guohan (Associate Professor, Zhejiang Sci-tech University / Researcher, Tsinghua University)
[ Co-researchers ] EDELENBOS, Jurian (Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
[ Co-researchers ] BAL, Mansee (Research Entrepreneur, Environmental Design Consultants)
[ Co-researchers ] WAJJWALKU, Siriporn (Associate Professor, Thammasat University)
  • Book in English to be published by an outside publishing company