Environmental Governance: Institutions, Policies and Actions (Paperback)
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Environmental Governance: Institutions, Policies and Actions (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 30/12/2016
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Environmental governance encompasses our relations to nature, spanning institutions and policies in fields such as biodiversity loss, climate change, land use and pollution. This book offers tools for the study of environmental conflicts, analyzes the current status of environmental policies and discusses why we are so far from resolving many of the issues we face. It also offers alternative directions for future environmental governance. Key features include: * an interdisciplinary and integrated approach * an overview of the field of environmental governance * a focus both on local and global challenges and policies * the positioning of environmental governance within the wider field of economic policy and development. This book will be ideal for interdisciplinary masters programs in environmental studies and environmental policy and management. It will also be of great value to practitioners in the field exploring alternative solutions for governance of environmental resources.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785363627
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 169 x 244 mm


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`Arild Vatn, the leading classical institutional economist, adopts a novel critical realist perspective and brings insights from a lifetime of work to bear on our social ecological economic crises. In a balanced guide through the diverse interdisciplinary literature, markets are explained as contested socially created governance structures. Mainstream economists and pragmatic environmentalists will discover why their favoured market concepts and solutions are flawed. The environmental crisis requires a fundamental restructuring of the economy and new institutions. Vatn helps us understand the dilemmas and ways forward.' -- Clive L. Spash, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
`The sweep, clarity, and elegance of Arild Vatn's treatment of institutions and governance is unrivaled. His focus on profound environmental threats-in this era of unbridled self-interest and income inequality-is both a moral triumph and a robust challenge to the hegemony of economistic justificationism in our daily life. Vatn shows that facile application of individualistic models of choice will always fail to reveal what ought to be done. Here we find a comprehensive treatment of all the difficulties-and possibilities-in crafting social rules to live by.' -- Daniel W. Bromley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
`With `Environmental Governance' Arild Vatn succeeds in building a bridge between textbook, reference work and an original contribution to public debate. The various uses find support through the index and clear structure. The book is thus unconditionally recommended to every interested institutional and ecological economist. In addition, readers with other disciplinary backgrounds will find an easily accessible work that deals with socio-ecological and governance research.' -- OEkologisches Wirtschaften

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