Dynamics of Crisis Governance: A Case Study of Cape Town's Water Crisis

Laura Hundevadt Bech, Raquel Santos Rodriguez, Amalie Munkholm Sumborg, Benedicte Veller Bertelsen & Cille Melin Gundertofte

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


This project seeks to understand the dynamics of crisis governance through the case of Cape Town’s water crisis. Water has always been scarce in Cape Town, and the difference between who has access to clean drinking water and who does not, is linked to its historical context of apartheid.
The theoretical framework on flexible governance by Brian Martin (2013) provides the basis for understanding crisis governance. Moreover, Henrik Vigh’s (2008) concept of crisis and chronicity is used to elaborate of the chronicity of the water crisis. It moreover, provides the basis for analysing crisis as context. The project concludes that the dynamics of equity, context and chronicity should be considered when understanding crisis governance.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2019
Antal sider89
VejledereJacob Rasmussen