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A cultural theory of drinking water risks, values and institutional change

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Global progress towards the goal of universal, safely managed drinking water services will be shaped by the dynamic relationship between water risks, values and institutions. We apply Mary Douglas’ cultural theory to rural waterpoint management and discuss its operationalisation in pluralist arrangements through networking different management cultures at scale. The theory is tested in coastal Kenya, an area that typifies the challenges faced across Africa in providing rural communities with ...

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10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.03.006

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; Institute for Science, Innovation and Society
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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
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SOGE
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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
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SOGE
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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
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SOGE
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REACH: Improving water security for the poor’ programme (GB-1-201880
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Global Environmental Change Journal website
Volume:
50
Pages:
268-277
Publication date:
2018-05-10
Acceptance date:
2018-03-18
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ISSN:
0959-3780
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846399
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