Evolution of water policy and institutional variables in eastern Pima County, Arizona : a case study

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Title:
Evolution of water policy and institutional variables in eastern Pima County, Arizona : a case study
Author:
Marsh, Floyd LeRoy.
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Water policy is typically in continual flux. This research provides a case study of water policy evolution and interaction among institutional variables in eastern Pima County, Arizona. An analytical model, linking significant variables -- namely, demand pattern and decision process -- is developed to predict water policy outcomes. Characteristic policy types used in the model are distributive, redistributive and regulative. Within this policy typology, the model clearly demonstrates that water policy is evolving from distributive policy toward regulative policy. Perceptions held by elite political actors are examined to measure this policy evolution, as well as, define interactions among institutional variables. These perceptions, analyzed through interview survey of seventeen respondents, note that planning, as a distinct variable, and other institutional arrangements are interdependent variables, which adjust concurrently during water policy evolution. This case study concludes that actor-held perceptions, which were related to model predictions, are useful in analyzing principal variables of water policy.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water resources development -- Arizona -- Pima County -- Case studies.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Bradley, Michael D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEvolution of water policy and institutional variables in eastern Pima County, Arizona : a case studyen_US
dc.creatorMarsh, Floyd LeRoy.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMarsh, Floyd LeRoy.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractWater policy is typically in continual flux. This research provides a case study of water policy evolution and interaction among institutional variables in eastern Pima County, Arizona. An analytical model, linking significant variables -- namely, demand pattern and decision process -- is developed to predict water policy outcomes. Characteristic policy types used in the model are distributive, redistributive and regulative. Within this policy typology, the model clearly demonstrates that water policy is evolving from distributive policy toward regulative policy. Perceptions held by elite political actors are examined to measure this policy evolution, as well as, define interactions among institutional variables. These perceptions, analyzed through interview survey of seventeen respondents, note that planning, as a distinct variable, and other institutional arrangements are interdependent variables, which adjust concurrently during water policy evolution. This case study concludes that actor-held perceptions, which were related to model predictions, are useful in analyzing principal variables of water policy.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater resources development -- Arizona -- Pima County -- Case studies.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBradley, Michael D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberIngram, Helenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDeCook, Jimen_US
dc.identifier.oclc212936300en_US
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