Governing renewable natural resources: theories and frameworks

Fiona Nunan (Editor)

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In one volume, this book brings together a diversity of approaches, theory and frameworks that can be used to analyse the governance of renewable natural resources.

Renewable natural resources are under pressure, with over-exploitation and degradation raising concern globally. Understanding governance systems and practice is essential for developing effective and fair solutions. This book introduces readers to key concepts and issues concerned with the governance of renewable natural resources and illustrates the diversity of approaches, theories and frameworks that have been used to analyse governance systems and practice. Each chapter provides an introduction to an area of literature and theory and demonstrates application through a case study. The book covers a range of geographical locations, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, and several types of natural resources. The approaches and theories introduced include common property theory, political ecology, institutional analysis, the social -ecological systems framework and social network analysis. Findings from across the chapters support an analytical focus on institutions and local context and a practical focus on diverse, flexible and inclusive governance solutions.

The book serves as an essential introduction to the governance of renewable natural resources for students, researchers and practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages252
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameEarthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management


  • Natural resource governance
  • Renewable natural resources
  • Community-Based Natural Resource Management


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