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Sustainability 2015, 7(3), 3146-3174; doi:10.3390/su7033146

Street-Level Bureaucrats at Work: A Municipality-Level Institutional Analysis of Community-Based Natural Resource Management Implementation Practice in the Pasture Sector of Kyrgyzstan

Division of Resource Economics, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute, Humboldt University Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin, Germany
Academic Editor: Volker Beckmann
Received: 9 September 2014 / Revised: 4 March 2015 / Accepted: 9 March 2015 / Published: 16 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability and Institutional Change)
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The article looks into lowest-level policy implementers’ (street-level bureaucrats’) role in donor-initiated natural resource governance reforms. The article employs an institutional analysis framework with a specific policy implementation focus. A multiple case study reviews a resource user information campaign during the early phase of a community-based pasture management reform in Kyrgyzstan. It finds implementation rule simplification by policy implementers at the expense of full resource user involvement as a result of an insufficient contextual fit of the formal information rules. The results emphasize the need of well-designed implementation rules in order to ensure full and equitable resource user involvement in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM). View Full-Text
Keywords: community-based management; Kyrgyzstan; participation; institutional change; implementation; pasture community-based management; Kyrgyzstan; participation; institutional change; implementation; pasture
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Crewett, W. Street-Level Bureaucrats at Work: A Municipality-Level Institutional Analysis of Community-Based Natural Resource Management Implementation Practice in the Pasture Sector of Kyrgyzstan. Sustainability 2015, 7, 3146-3174.

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