'Marshall has re-grafted economics to the philosophical roots of collaborative environmental management, given stakeholders a pragmatic economics for 'bottom-up' conflict resolution and eliminated the need for 'top-down' economic experts. Beautifully reasoned and wonderfully practical!' RICHARD B. NORGAARD, ENERGY AND RESOURCES PROGRAM, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, US'If the potential of collaborative management is ever realized, it will owe a debt to this book. It provides a foundational economic theory of learning coming from complex adaptive systems thinking tested with field experie
Economics for Collaborative Environmental Management Renegotiating the Commons; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I The Collaborative Vision: Hopes and Frustrations; 1 Progress, Sustainability and Economics; Modernism and the Progressive vision; The Progressive vision and economics; A vision under siege; Economics and sustainable development; Bringing economics on board; Part II Theory and Method for an Economics of Collaborative Environmental Management 2 Collective Action in the Commons: The View from Mainstream EconomicsNeoclassical economics of the commons; Group size and voluntary collective action; Contributions from game theory; The message for public consumption; 3 Developments in Collective Action Theory for Commons Management; Commons management as an assurance problem; The problem of establishing trust; The role of formal organization; The challenge of collaboration; 4 An Economics for Collaborative Environmental Management; The comparative institutions approach to economic policy analysis The political economy as a mechanistic systemThe political economy as a complex adaptive system; Complexity and adaptive management: A role for economics?; A comparative institutions framework for adaptive environmental management; Barriers to adoption; Part III Lessons from the Field; 5 Challenges and Strategies for Collaborative Environmental Management: Insights from International Experience; Two core challenges; Core challenge 1: Matching tasks to levels; Core challenge 2: Ensuring complementarity in how tasks are conducted; Key lessons from the cases reviewed 6 From Antagonism to Trust: Collaborative Salinity Management in inStudy background and method; Study findings; Key lessons; Part IV Grounding the Collaborative Vision; 7 Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research; Implications for the policy and practice of collaborative environmental management; A strategy for research into collaborative environmental management; Countering scepticism with knowledge; 8 Myth, Enlightenment and Economics; Notes; References; Index
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