Table of contents
Institutions and Sustainability: Introduction and Overview
Political Economy of Economic Development and Agricultural Policy
Institutions, Governance and Sustainability
Property Rights, Collective Action and Natural Resources
Challenges of Institutional Analysis for Sustainability
About this book
The institutional perspective on the management of natural resources in the light of the interdisciplinary debate on sustainability is the focus of the agricultural and resource economist Konrad Hagedorn. Institutions and Sustainability reflects the latest trends in combining institutions and sustainability, summarises new conceptual developments in environmental economics and outlines new approaches towards the analysis of governance of natural resources.
The political economy of economic development and agricultural policy highlights the role of political institutions and the difficulties of reform towards sustainability. International scholars provide approaches and frameworks for analysing modes of governance in natural resource management. Empirical studies look into the role of property rights and collective action for coping with environmental problems and outline theoretical and methodological challenges of the institutional analysis for sustainability.
Contributing to the interdisciplinary debate on how to reconcile natural resource use and human needs, Institutions and Sustainability draws on debates in political sciences, development studies, sociology and environmental and resource economics.