Negotiating Environmental Change

Negotiating Environmental Change

New Perspectives from Social Science

Edited by Frans Berkhout, Melissa Leach and Ian Scoones

This book by leading researchers presents a critical review of debates in environmental social science over the past decade. Three broad areas are covered in ten chapters: the problems of scientific uncertainty and its role in shaping environmental policy and decisions; the development of institutional frameworks for governing natural resources; and the link between economic and technological change and the environment. The book begins with an overview essay examining how perspectives across environmental social science have shifted over the past decade and looking forward to the emergence of new research agendas.

Chapter 7: Governing natural resources: institutional adaption and resilience

W. Neil Adger

Subjects: economics and finance, environmental economics, environment, environmental economics, environmental sociology, social policy and sociology, sociology and sociological theory


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