Conclusion and Implementation of the Water Conventions (1993–1997)
This chapter contains the description, analysis, and explanation of decision making in the last case study period, which extends from 1993 to 1997. The structure of the chapter is very similar to the structure of the two preceding chapters. In Section 7.2 the decision making process is described. First, the selection of crucial decisions, and the distinction between five decision making rounds is clarified. Subsequently, the strategic interactions between the Scheldt basin states and regions in these decision making rounds are described. By that the first research question is answered for the period between 1993 and 1997. In Section 7.3 the strategic interactions are analyzed and explained, and the explanatory research questions three to six are answered for the period from 1993 to 1997.1 Section 7.3 successively addresses the influence of the perceptions of the actors involved in the decision making process on their strategies, institutionalization and learning processes, and the influence of contextual variables on the perceptions and strategies of the actors. Finally, in Section 7.4 the main conclusions of the last part of the case study are summarized.
KeywordsDutch Government Navigation Channel Water Convention Scheldt Estuary Nature Restoration
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