Public and Private in Natural Resource Governance : A False Dichotomy?
JEFF ROMM, PROFESSOR FOR RESOURCE POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY, US
ï¿½The book addresses the theoretically and politically most important division of social organization into public and private. The authors bring an exciting, multidisciplinary perspective to bear on changing and multiple publics and the strength of relationships connecting these two spheres in rural development and natural resource governance. The contributions range from consumer health and food safety, soil science, forestry and water management to sociological and economic aspects of natural resource property and governance.ï¿½
FRANZ VON BENDA-BECKMANN, MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, GERMANY
Natural resources have historically been considered as being governed in public or private spheres - that is, by the state on behalf of the people, or by companies or individuals driven by the market. This dichotomy between private and public is now recognized as overly simplistic, and it is clear that ï¿½publicsï¿½ and ï¿½privatesï¿½ operate at a range of levels and with differing degrees of separation or overlap.
Bringing together a group of internationally respected researchers, this book provides a new perspective on prominent issues in resource governance, including the state, NGOs, civil society, communities, participation, devolution, privatization and hybrid institutions, highlighting the three-dimensional nature of relations between ï¿½publicï¿½ and ï¿½privateï¿½. It builds on empirical analyses from six fields of natural resource governance - agri-environment, biodiversity, bioenergy, food quality and safety, forestry and rural water - and employs a comparative approach that goes beyond the specifi cities of individual policy fields, recognizing shared elements and allowing for a greater understanding of the dynamics underlying governance processes. Introductions to the volume and to each section summarize the key debates and highlight linkages between chapters. This is essential reading for academics, students and policy experts in natural resource governance, development and environmental policy.
- Paperback | 254 pages
- 156 x 234 x 13.46mm | 363g
- 17 May 2016
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
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30 Jul 2007
30 Sep 2009
15 Aug 2014
30 Apr 2008
30 Oct 2007
Table of contents
the Private-Public Divide * Biodiversity Governance: Adjusting Local Costs and Global Benefits * The Media in Forestry: Government, Governance and Social Visibility * Part III: ï¿½Privatesï¿½ * Introduction to Part III * Bioenergy Clusters in Austria and Germany: From Public Goals to Private Action * Marketing Safe Food by Labelling: The Pros and Cons of State
Regulation * Part IV: Visions for a Sustainable Future * Introduction to Part IV * Food Safety Through Risk Analysis: The Role of Private and Public Governance * Connecting Ecosystem Services to Biodiversity: Designing Sustainable Landscapes by Linking the Public and Private Sectors in Common Cause * Outlook: New Publics and Property Rights * Index
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