Institutions and Sustainability

Political Economy of Agriculture and the Environment - Essays in Honour of Konrad Hagedorn

Editors: Beckmann, Volker, Padmanabhan, Martina (Eds.)

  • Reflects latest trends in combining institutions and sustainability
  • Summarises new conceptual developments in environmental economics
  • Outlines new approaches to the analysis of governance of natural resources
  • Presents findings on the political economy of agriculture
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The institutional perspective on the management of natural resources in the light of the interdisciplinary debate on sustainability is the focus of the agricultural and resource economist Konrad Hagedorn. Institutions and Sustainability reflects the latest trends in combining institutions and sustainability, summarises new conceptual developments in environmental economics and outlines new approaches towards the analysis of governance of natural resources.

The political economy of economic development and agricultural policy highlights the role of political institutions and the difficulties of reform towards sustainability. International scholars provide approaches and frameworks for analysing modes of governance in natural resource management. Empirical studies look into the role of property rights and collective action for coping with environmental problems and outline theoretical and methodological challenges of the institutional analysis for sustainability.

Contributing to the interdisciplinary debate on how to reconcile natural resource use and human needs, Institutions and Sustainability draws on debates in political sciences, development studies, sociology and environmental and resource economics.

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“This book is a fine collection of essays, located at the intersection between agricultural, environmental, and institutional economics. … The book has several strong sides. First of all, it is truly interdisciplinary. Beyond economics, the contributed essays come from anthropology, comparative political science, economic sociology, and cognitive sciences. … Overall, the book would fit very well the library of any research centre or department working on environmental, agricultural, and/or institutional economics.” (Gam Aldashev and Elena Vallino, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 37 (3), 2010)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Institutions and Sustainability: Introduction and Overview

    Padmanabhan, Martina (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • The Political Economy of Agricultural Reform in Transition Countries

    Rozelle, Scott (et al.)

    Pages 27-41

  • Make Law, Not War? On the Political Economy of Violence and Appropriation

    Korf, Benedikt

    Pages 43-60

  • A Marathon Rather than a Sprint: The Reform of the Farmers’ Pension System in Germany and its Impacts

    Mehl, Peter

    Pages 61-82

  • Complex Policy Choices Regarding Agricultural Externalities: Efficiency, Equity and Acceptability

    Tisdell, Clem

    Pages 83-106

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $239.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Institutions and Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Political Economy of Agriculture and the Environment - Essays in Honour of Konrad Hagedorn
Editors
  • Volker Beckmann
  • Martina Padmanabhan
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9690-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9690-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9689-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8184-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 388
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