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    This database contains bibliographic descriptions of all Wageningen University PhD theses from 1920 onwards. It is updated on a daily basis by WUR Library.

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How science-policy relations change: implementing EU environmental policy in Poland [PhD thesis]
Kowalczewska, Katarzyna \ 2019
Effects of changes in climate and land cover on Tanzanian nature-based tourism in national parks: how are tourist attractions affected? [PhD thesis]
Hassan, Halima Kilungu \ 2019
The role of forests in climate change mitigation : a discursive-institutional analysis of REDD+ MRV [PhD thesis]
Ochieng, Robert M. \ 2017
forests - climatic change - mitigation - forest monitoring - developing countries - deforestation - forestry
Seed for change : the making and implementation of seed policies in Ethiopia [PhD thesis]
Hassena Beko, Mohammed \ 2017
governance - agricultural policy - policy processes - agricultural sector - seed production - government policy - ethiopia - east africa
Making government more reflexive : the role of regulatory impact assessment [PhD thesis]
Hertin, Julia \ 2016
administrative law - administration - european union - sustainability - policy - sustainable development - eu regulations - regulations
National level maternal health decisions: towards an understanding of health policy agenda setting and formulation in Ghana [PhD thesis]
Koduah, Augustina \ 2016
family planning - reproductive health - health policy - ghana - government policy - primary health care
On the edge of fluidity : international cooperation in turbulent times [PhD thesis]
Umans, Laurent \ 2016
development cooperation - policy processes - international cooperation - bolivia - actor-network theory - netherlands
Effective stakeholder involvement in agri-food governance and policy development [PhD thesis]
Wentholt, M.T.A. \ 2014
food policy - agricultural policy - food - governance - policy - risk - stakeholders - experts - agriculture - delphi method

The aim of this thesis is to develop insight into optimal expert involvement practice within the agri-food governance and policy making domain. Following a systematic review of the published literature, it was determined that Delphi methodology appeared to be appropriate to elicit expert opinion and gather evidence in the complex policy domain associated with risk, food and agriculture. To this end, three Delphi studies in agri-food policy development were conducted.

Gendered participation in water management in Nepal : discourses, policies and practices in the irrigation and drinking water sectors [PhD thesis]
Udas, P.B. \ 2014
water management - gender - participation - irrigation - drinking water - nepal
Governing Congo Basin forests in a changing climate: actors, discourses and institutions for adaptation and mitigation [PhD thesis]
Somorin, O.A. \ 2014
forests - climatic change - adaptation - mitigation - policy - forestry - forest policy - congo
Different shades of green : reflections on the legitimacy of Dutch nature policy and practices [PhD thesis]
Leistra, G.R. \ 2014
nature conservation policy - land use - policy processes - philosophy - gaasterland - zuidelijk flevoland - noord-holland

Welke natuur waardevol en het beschermen waard is, staat ter discussie. Verschillende kleuren groen concurreren om ruimte, zowel met elkaar als ook met ander landgebruik. Uitvoer Door legitimiteit uit te leggen aan de hand van in deze studie opgedane theoretische en empirische inzichten, wil deze studie bovendien bijdragen aan legitiem natuurbeleid en praktijken. De voorbeelden uit de praktijk zijn afkomstig uit Amstelland, Oostvaardersplassen en Gaasterland.

Tourism, livelihoods and biodiversity conservation : an assessment of tourism related policy interventions at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP), Uganda [PhD thesis]
Ahebwa, W.M. \ 2012
tourism - livelihoods - biodiversity - nature conservation - national parks - rural development - tourism policy - nature tourism - tourism impact - uganda
Who cares about research?! : a study on the role of research in policy processes in competing claims contexts [PhD thesis]
Schut, M. \ 2012
natural resources - utilization - resource utilization - research - influences - policy processes - water management - physical planning - polders - biesbosch - netherlands - biofuels - production - sustainability - mozambique

A study on the role of research in policy processes in competing claims contexts

Dialogue and revolution: fostering legitimate stakeholder agency in natural resource governance [PhD thesis]
Larsen, R.K. \ 2011
natural resources - resource management - stakeholders - participation - governance

This thesis explores how people exert their agency in policy processes that pertain to natural resource governance, and how they construct the required sense of legitimacy for such actions. It also examines the manner in which facilitated multi-stakeholder processes foster legitimate stakeholder agency, and reflects on how they may ensure the rigour of research interventions in situations characterised by intractable uncertainty and controversy

The purification of aid : an ethnography of Dutch partnership policy and (broken) dreams of development [PhD thesis]
Gastel, J.N. van \ 2011
development aid - netherlands - development policy - policy processes - partnerships - development - development projects
Multiple territories in dispute : water policies, participation and Mapuce indigenous rights in Patagonia, Argentina [PhD thesis]
Moreyra, A. \ 2009
water policy - participation - participative management - social participation - argentina - community participation - indigenous people
Inter-sectoral coordination in forest policy : a frame analysis of forest sectorization processes in Austria and the Netherlands [PhD thesis]
Verbij, E. \ 2008
forest policy - coordination - intersectoral planning - multiple use - austria - netherlands

Inter-sectoral coordination has become a central issue in different forest policy arenas worldwide and is considered to be essential for solving a whole range of problems the forest sector is currently facing

Seeds of confusion : the impact of policies on seed systems [PhD thesis]
Louwaars, N. \ 2007
seeds - seed production - systems analysis - agricultural policy - intellectual property rights - farmers' rights - breeders' rights - development policy
Wedlock or deadlock? : feminists' attemps to engage irrigation engineers [PhD thesis]
Zwarteveen, M.Z. \ 2006
irrigation - gender relations - policy - attitudes - gender - feminism - thinking
Reducing air pollution in Europe : a study of boundaries between science and policy [PhD thesis]
Tuinstra, W. \ 2006
air pollution - environmental policy - europe
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