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Nueva antropología

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PALERM VIQUEIRA, Jacinta  and  RIVAS, María. Social organization and irrigation. Nueva antropol [online]. 2005, vol.19, n.64, pp.09-29. ISSN 0185-0636.

The authors compare different kinds of irrigation systems management. In the first part of this article, a characterization of two different kinds of self-management is posed: A) governmental, headed by the bureaucratic structure; and B) managed by the irrigation systems users themselves. In the second part of this article, there is a case study on self-administered management. It analyses the external agents responsible for the obstacles the organization has had to endure, and describes conflict amidst users of the Amatzinac River hydraulic resources, due to the misuse as well as increasing shortage of water.

Keywords : self-administrated management; irrigation system; organization; conflict.

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