Comparative Review and Analysis of Regime Changes in Europe

  • Stefan Kuks
Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 40)


In this chapter we present a comparative survey of regime development in the six European countries that are described in this book. The survey focuses on the main regime transitions in each country and explains what has actually changed in terms of water rights and water policies. We also summarise the most important triggers that have generated the various transitions in a country. Before we review the regime transitions and change triggers per country in sections 3 to 8, we describe in section 2 the common pattern of regime evolution that we found in the country descriptions presented in the previous chapters of this book.


Regime Change Water Policy Civil Code Flood Protection Comparative Review 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Kuks
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  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands

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