Governing the Provision of Ecosystem Services

  • Roldan Muradian
  • Laura Rival

Part of the Studies in Ecological Economics book series (SEEC, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Laura Rival, Roldan Muradian
    Pages 1-17
  3. Keywords and Concepts

  4. The Construction and Evolution of Governance Regimes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Cécile Bidaud, Philippe Méral, Fano Andriamahefazafy, Georges Serpantié, Louison Cahen-Fourot, Aurélie Toillier
      Pages 207-233
    3. Jean-Francois Le Coq, Géraldine Froger, Thomas Legrand, Denis Pesche, Fernando Saenz-Segura
      Pages 235-255
    4. Caroline Maury, Xavier Augusseau, Olivier Aznar, Muriel Bonin, Philippe Bonnal, William’s Daré et al.
      Pages 257-277
  5. The Social Embedding of PES

  6. The Special Case of Carbon Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. João Andrade, Peter H. May, Paula Bernasconi
      Pages 379-394
    3. Sabina Cerruto Ribeiro, Laércio Antônio Gonçalves Jacovine, Mariana Barbosa Vilar
      Pages 395-417
    4. Teresa Rojas Lara, Thomas Berger
      Pages 419-435
    5. Thomas F. G. Insaidoo, Mirjam A. F. Ros-Tonen, Emmanuel Acheampong
      Pages 437-463
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 473-481

About this book


Founded on the core notion that we have reached a turning point in the governance, and thus the conservation, of ecosystems and the environment, this edited volume features more than 20 original chapters, each informed by the paradigm shift in the sector over the last decade. Where once the emphasis was on strategies for conservation, enacted through instruments of control such as planning and ‘polluter pays’ legislation, more recent developments have shown a shift towards incentive-based arrangements aimed at those responsible for providing the environmental services enabled by such ecosystems. Encouraging shared responsibility for watershed management, developed in Costa Rica, is a prime example, and the various interests involved in its instauration in Java are one of the subjects examined here.


Other topics including the interplay between property rights and bioprospecting (a live issue in places where but a small proportion of the insect and plant life has been identified). Other issues explored include the management of marine protected areas, and the controversial issue of payment for ecosystem services. Offering a comprehensive and worldwide perspective on the burgeoning research being devoted to the topic, the authors show how former divisions and dichotomies between state and market, regulation and incentive, or conservation and development, are being broken down by a growing and urgent sense that solutions must be decentralized, more flexible, and more on polycentric institutional arrangements.


Carbon markets Ecological economics Ecosystem services Environmental governance Payments for ecosystem services

Editors and affiliations

  • Roldan Muradian
    • 1
  • Laura Rival
    • 2
  1. 1., Cultural Anthropology and Development StRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenNetherlands
  2. 2., Institute of Social and Cultural AnthropUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

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