Panarchy Synopsis
Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems

‘Panarchy’ is a new term coined from the name of the Greek god Pan, a symbol of universal nature and associated with unpredictable change. It represents an alternative framework for managing the issues that emerge from the interaction...

64 pages
6 x 9

Climate Change Policy
A Survey

Edited by Stephen H. Schneider, Armin Rosencranz, and John O. Niles

Questions surrounding the issue of climate change are evolving from "Is it happening?" to "What can be done about it?" The primary obstacles to addressing it at this point are not scientific but political and economic; nonetheless a quick...

584 pages
6 x 9

Practice before policy
An analysis of policy and institutional changes enabling community involvement in forest management in eastern and southern Africa

Fred Kigenyi, Peter Gondo, and John Mugabe

There is growing recognition that centralized forest regimes, which exclude local knowledge and customary practices, have not achieved sustainable forest management. Most countries of Eastern and Southern Africa are reviewing and revising...

54 pages

From Abundance to Scarcity
A History Of U.S. Marine Fisheries Policy

The management of coastal and ocean fisheries is highly contentious. Industry interests focus on maximizing catches while conservationists and marine scientists have become increasingly concerned about dramatic declines in fish stocks and the...

320 pages
6 x 9

Better Environmental Policy Studies
How To Design And Conduct More Effective Analyses

Environmental policy studies commissioned by government agencies or other stakeholders can play a vital role in environmental decisionmaking; they provide much-needed insight into policy options and specific recommendations for action. But the...

256 pages
6 x 9

Urban Development
The Logic Of Making Plans

Lewis D. Hopkins

With increased awareness of the role of plans in shaping urban and suburban landscapes has come increased criticism of planners and the planning profession. Developers, politicians, and citizens alike blame "poor planning" for a host of community...

312 pages
6 x 9

This Sovereign Land
A New Vision For Governing The West

In the eight states of the interior West (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming), 260 million acres -- more than 48 percent of the land base -- are owned by the federal government and managed by its...

224 pages
6 x 9

Protecting the Commons
A Framework For Resource Management In The Americas

Commons—lands, waters, and resources that are not legally owned and controlled by a single private entity, such as ocean and coastal areas, the atmosphere, public lands, freshwater aquifers, and migratory species—are an...

328 pages
6 x 9

A Guide to Designing Legal and Institutional Frameworks on Alien Invasive Species
Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 40

Clare Shine and Nattley Williams

This guide seeks to help by providing national law and policy makers with practical information and guidance for developing of strengthening legal and institutional frameworks on alien invasive species, consistent with Article 8(h) of the CBD, as...

153 pages
8 x 11.2

Property and Values
Alternatives To Public And Private Ownership

Edited by Charles Geisler and Gail Daneker

Property and Values offers a fresh look at property rights issues, bringing together scholars, attorneys, government officials, community development practitioners, and environmental advocates to consider new and more socially equitable...

336 pages
6 x 9


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