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dc.contributor.authorTheesfeld, Insaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoevski, Ivanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T14:55:44Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T14:55:44Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22298-
dc.description.abstractDuring the post-socialist transition period, the Bulgarian irrigation facilities deteriorated to a large extent and no longer meet the needs of the new landowner and agricultural production structure. The Bulgarian government therefore enacted two new laws to encourage collective action and to establish water user associations in order to achieve sustainable water management. In this article, we will question the frequent argument that water user associations could easily be established in Bulgaria, because they are rooted in the water syndicates. Empirical findings from village case studies reveal that limited collective memory exists today about former water syndicates? rules-in-use and patterns of action. We will explain this breach of tradition by the migration from villages to cities, the suppression of precommunist so-called capitalist behaviour, and the length of the communist period. Moreover, the analysis of the historical cooperative development in Bulgaria shows that the water syndicates were enforced by a top-down approach and did not have much in common with the classic cooperative principles.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCEESA discussion paper / Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences 17en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwBewässerungen_US
dc.subject.stwKartellen_US
dc.subject.stwBulgarienen_US
dc.titleA breach of tradition during socialism : the case of water syndicates in Bulgariaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn497506009en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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