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Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Jean-Marie Baland and Jean-Philippe Platteau

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book focuses on the efficient and equitable management of local or village-level natural resources. It is divided into two parts. Part 1 provides an in-depth analysis on the optimal use of ... More


Natural Resource Management and Human Security in Africa

Abiodun Alao

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter ties together the multi-dimensional links between natural resources management and human security in Africa. The central argument is that for human security to be well established in the ... More


Decentralization, Devolution, and Collective Action—A Review of International Experience 1

Priya Shyamsundar

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter reviews international evidence on community-based natural resource management in three sectors: forestry, irrigation, and wildlife management. It asks how and in what way decentralized ... More


Rural Population Growth, Agricultural Change, and Natural Resource Management in Developing Countries: A Review of Hypotheses and Some Evidence from Honduras

John Pender

in Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244072
eISBN:
9780191595974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244073.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses key hypotheses on the impacts of rural population growth on agriculture, natural resource management, and related impacts on poverty in development countries. It is argued that ... More


Between Nationalization and Privatization: Common Property as the Third Way?

Peter Ho

in Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280698
eISBN:
9780191602528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928069X.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The current trend of property rights reform in China is towards nationalization or privatization through the lease system. Exactly for this reason, experimentation with alternative tenure ... More


Causes and Consequences of Stakeholder Participation in Natural Resource Management: Evidence from 143 Biosphere Reserves in Fifty-Five Countries

Andreas Duit and Ola Hall

in State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027120
eISBN:
9780262323871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027120.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the causes and consequences of stakeholder participation in natural resource management by presenting evidence from 143 biosphere reserves (BR) in fifty-five countries. In ... More


The Tragedy of the Commons

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the ‘tragedy of the commons’, which attributes the inefficiency in managing natural resources to the absence of well-defined property rights and the regime of open access that ... More


Introduction

Dalia M. Gouda

in Social Capital and Local Water Management in Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167638
eISBN:
9781617978142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167638.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book aims to understand the role played by social capital in irrigation water management generally, and in the recent ... More


Introduction

Jérémie Gilbert

in Natural Resources and Human Rights: An Appraisal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198795667
eISBN:
9780191836978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795667.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter explains the relationship between the issue of natural resources management and international human rights law (IHRL), and places it into context with regards to the book. It examines how ... More


Introduction

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion on the issue of managing local or village-level natural resources. It highlights the difference between regulated common property and private ... More


Food-web theory in marine ecosystems

Jason S. Link, William T. Stockhausen, William T. Stockhausen, and Elizabeth T. Methratta

in Aquatic Food Webs: An ecosystem approach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564836
eISBN:
9780191713828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564836.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines recent case studies of marine food webs to evaluate the applicability of food web theories for the marine environment. Classical macrodescriptors and recent network metrics are ... More


Case Study. Property Rights: Access to Land and Forest Resources in Uganda

W. S. Gombya-Ssembajjwe, A. Y. Banana, and J. Bahati

in Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242177
eISBN:
9780191697036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Since property rights entail certain rules that every person has to comply with especially in terms of interactions with other people, property rights also have an effect on incentives and on the ... More


Beyond “Stakeholders”and The Zero-Sum Game: Toward community-based collaborative conservation in the american West

Nathan F. Sayre and David Seibert

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

A growing trend in attempts to manage land for multiple interests is the formation of community-based collaborative conservation groups (CBCCs). Often created and led by rural ranchers, forest owners ... More


Sustainable Harvesting: A Local View

Stephen F. Siebert

in The Nature and Culture of Rattan: Reflections on Vanishing Life in the Forests of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835361
eISBN:
9780824871826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835361.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the issue of sustainable rattan harvesting from a local perspective. Defining and implementing sustainable use of tropical forests and its products have been the subject of ... More


Conclusion: An Emerging Ecostate?

Andreas Duit

in State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027120
eISBN:
9780262323871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027120.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book has conducted comparative studies to determine how the state influences, and is influenced by, accelerating processes of environmental degradation. A clear message from these studies is ... More


The “Greening” of Oklahoma: State Power and Cherokee Resurgence after the Dust Bowl

Clint Carroll

in Roots of Our Renewal: Ethnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690893
eISBN:
9781452950709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690893.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In chapter 3, “The ‘Greening’ of Oklahoma,” I discuss how more recent politics have shaped the Cherokee Nation environment, including fire suppression policies in the 1930s and the development of ... More


Reasoned Understandings and Social Change in Research on Common Resources: Introducing a Framework to Keep Tensions Active, Productive, and Ever-present

in Unruly Complexity: Ecology, Interpretation, Engagement

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226790350
eISBN:
9780226790398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226790398.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Garrett Hardin's idea of the “tragedy of the commons” is widely invoked in the discussions of conservation and natural resource management. Many teachers of environmental studies use classroom ... More


The Policy Context for Conservation in Costa Rica: Model or Muddle?

Katrina Brandon

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Costa Rica has been considered a leader in a wide array of policies and actions that supported natural resource management, conservation, and biodiversity. In this chapter, the policy context for ... More


A Role for Citizen Science in Disaster and Conflict Recovery and Resilience

Keith G. Tidball and Marianne E. Krasny

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines how citizen science can contribute to community resilience in situations of human vulnerability within the context of civic ecology. Drawing from the disaster, conflict, natural ... More


Keepers of Knowledge: Indigenous Environmental Governance

Clint Carroll

in Roots of Our Renewal: Ethnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690893
eISBN:
9781452950709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690893.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The book opens with a meeting of elders. Roots of Our Renewal analyzes the historical roots of this transformation, examines how Cherokees are currently dealing with its related obstacles, and ... More


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