Local Governance in the Provision of Domestic Water Supply (W - 152)

Local Governance in the Provision of Domestic Water Supply (W - 152)

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  • Tuesday | 22 Dec, 2015
  • Shehryar Khan Toru
  • Working Papers
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Shehryar Khan Toru
 
Abstract
 
This study digs out how access to domestic water supply is undermined by institutional practices,kinship ties, and social relationships. Based on the data collected in an urban locale in the Northernpart of Pakistan, the study explores the politics of access, which reflects political influence and itsmanifestations within different groups and communities. Conceptually, access involves what sort ofresponses, i.e. social and institutional, are adopted by citizens to convey their complaints when theyare dissatisfied and excluded from a system. In a decentralised governance context, the actualexperience of access exhibits personal loyalties, misappropriation of resources, intermediation, and
extra-legal practices. Access to drinking water supply is, therefore, studied in relation to the concepts and theoretical debates on access.