What is the Future of Water Governance Scholarship?

By Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco), Centre for Economic Research and Training Governance is such an elusive concept to define, even though public policy scholars have been drawn to it almost naturally. My first exposure to the literature on governance occurred while I was studying for my PhD comprehensive exams. I became obsessed with the work of … Continue reading What is the Future of Water Governance Scholarship?

Designing Social Policy with the Ballot

By Craig Burnett, University of North Carolina at Wilmington Direct democracy offers voters a unique opportunity to effect policy change. Through initiatives, citizens are able to modify their state’s statutes and constitution without relying on — or, in some cases, without interference from — a legislative body. For referendums, voters have the chance to weigh in on … Continue reading Designing Social Policy with the Ballot