and learning across multiple case studies SEMINARIO: TEMAS, DATOS Y MÉTODOS PARA LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DE UNA AGENDA DE INVESTIGACIÓN SOBRE CIUDADES Raul Pacheco-Vega Public Administration Division Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) Sede Región Centro Aguascalientes, Ags. June 23, 2016
on comparative public policy (water governance, solid waste management) Current project(s): The spatial, political and human dimensions of public service delivery Future research agenda Policy learning across different cities/metropolitan regions (specific to the field of water governance)
governance Scale mismatch and jurisdictional overlap in effluent management Lerma-Chapala river basin Challenging conventional wisdom that river basin councils as institutional reforms actually operate Solid waste in the informal sector The role of informal waste pickers in the governance of discards Relationships between local governments and informal sector (confrontational – collaborative)
domestic politics of bottled water (NYU Press) Bottled water as a public policy problem Regulatory framework Determinants of BW consumption A zero-sum game? Weakening municipal water utilities and enriching BW companies. The comparative politics of domestic water consumption (BW and TW) Ireland Spain Mexico France
Derived from (or based in) the literature on comparative urban governance (as well as comparative public policy) Pierre, J. 2005. “Comparative Urban Governance: Uncovering Complex Causalities.” Urban Affairs Review 40(4):446–62. DiGaetano, Alan and Elizabeth Strom. 2003. “Comparative Urban Governance: An Integrated Approach.” Urban Affairs Review 38(3):356–95. Guarneros-Meza, Valeria. 2009. “Mexican Urban Governance: How Old and New Institutions Coexist and Interact.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 33(2):463–82. Denters, B. 2006. “Building Blocks for a Methodology for Comparative Urban Political Research.” Urban Affairs Review 41(4):550–71. Ward, K. 2010. “Towards a Relational Comparative Approach to the Study of Cities.” Progress in Human Geography 34(4):471–87.
Mukhtarov, Farhad. 2014. “Rethinking the Travel of Ideas : Policy Translation in the Water Sector.” Policy & Politics 42(1):71–88. Dolowitz, David and David Marsh. 1996. “Who Learns What from Whom: A Review of the Policy Transfer Literature.” Political Studies 21:343–51. Shipan, Charles R. and Craig Volden. 2012. “Policy Diffusion: Seven Lessons for Scholars and Practitioners.” Public Administration Review 72(December):788–96. McLean, Bronwyn L. and Thomas Borén. 2014. “Barriers to Implementing Sustainability Locally: A Case Study of Policy Immobilities.” Local Environment 9839(March 2015):37–41. Mossberger, Karen and Harold Wolman. 2003. “Policy Transfer as a Form of Prospective Policy Evaluation: Challenges and Recommendations.” Public Administration Review 63(4):428–40.
sector Why do some cities opt for private water supply instead of public? What factors have driven success in adoption of private water contracts? How does the governance of water in one city translate into another? What lessons can we draw from the way in which water governance is done in Country A/City B/Metropolitan Zone C?
of research BW is definitely a city issue. Wastewater most definitely is a city/metropolitan issue. Water supply is obviously a city/metropolitan issue. Maybe time to launch a comparative study across different cities? Edited volume? Special issue? Programme of work -> consistent with objectives of this group
7 case studies Paris and Grenoble Berlin and Potsdam Hamilton Atlanta Ramos Arizpe Taller de Gobernanza del Agua 2014 (CIDE Santa Fe), GIGAPP 2014, MPSA 2016 Edited volume - Pacheco-Vega (Ed.) 2017