A case Study of Cooperation between Municipalities in the Miño River (The Area of the Spanish-Portuguese Border)
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesis
The aim of this case study is to analyse cooperation mainly in issues related to water management in the area along the Miño river. The study focuses on the Spanish municipalities that limit with the river and that are in the border area with Portugal. There was a key issue which was discovered during the reading and analysis of data, a change of no cooperation to cooperation on the Spanish-Portuguese border. There was previously a political culture of no cooperation among the autonomous regions in Spain, which could have affected cooperation with the region of north Portugal. The fact the both countries have different administrative cultures could also impede cooperation. Nevertheless cooperation seems to have developed and in order to study this phenomenon the researcher uses a qualitative method and relies on a choice of institutional theories. This research studies how institutions affect cooperation in this particular case. The theories will analyse the impact of political institutions and the relation between institutions and individuals. They also help to identify how human behaviour affects processes and events.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2003. , 85 p.
International Master's Programme in International and European Relations, 2003:09
Social sciences, water management, institutionalism, historical institutionalism, rational choice institutionalism, trans-boundary cooperation, Spain, Portugal
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1781OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-1781DiVA: diva2:19107