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https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-78-397-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-78-397-2023
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18 Aug 2023
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Adaptive governance as bricolage

Fanny Frick-Trzebitzky, Rossella Alba, and Kristiane Fehrs

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Institutional bricolage and socio-technical tinkering are lenses that expose everyday entanglements, arrangements and processuality in governance. We combine both lenses to analyse adaptive water governance in Accra, Ghana, and Mansfeld-Südharz, Germany. We conclude that the bricolage perspective contributes to bringing multiple forms of being and knowing into engagement when envisioning adaptive water governance in the Anthropocene.