The Perception of Water Within the Global Water Governance Regime

Søren Weber, Line Jespersgaard Jakobsen & Jesper Bay Kruse Samson

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study is based on Michel Foucault’s thoughts on governmentality as presented by Michel Dean (2010), which we apply to identify how rationality is constructed within the GWG regime. Our study shows how the dominating actors within the global governance on water all refer to the same solution; Integrated Water Resources Management. The study emphasizes the importance of techniques and practices’, based on notions of human rights and economic goods, which the rationality seems to rely upon. We also examine the influence of these in the interpretation of water of the GWG regime. Finally, we examine how knowledge is produced within the regime and how knowledge and techniques conduct policy-making.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 jan. 2011
VejledereKlaas Dykmann


  • Water
  • Post-structuralism
  • Constructed rationality
  • lobal water governance
  • Governmentality
  • IWRM