Institutions and environmental change principal findings, applications, and research frontiers

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  • Creator edited by Oran R. Young, Leslie A. King, and Heike Schroeder
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, c2008.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (397 p.)
  • ISBNs 9780262286589, 0262286580, 9781435668027, 1435668022
  • OCLC ocn259744365


  • This overview of recent research on how institutions matter in tackling environmental problems reports the findings and policy implications of a decade-long international research project.


  • "Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, a core research project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP)."
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-349) and index.
  • English


  • Contents ; Preface; Summary for Policy Makers; IDGEC Glossary; I Introduction; 1 Institutions and Environmental Change: The Scientific Legacy of a Decade of IDGEC Research; II Research Foci; 2 Determining the Causal Significance of Institutions: Accomplishments and Challenges; 3 Evaluating the Performance of Environmental Institutions: What to Evaluate and How to Evaluate It?; 4 Building Regimes for Socioecological Systems: Institutional Diagnostics; III Analytic Themes
  • 5 The Problem of Fit among Biophysical Systems, Environmental and Resource Regimes, and Broader Governance Systems: Insights and Emerging Challenges6 Interplay: Exploring Institutional Interaction; 7 Global Change: Analyzing Scale and Scaling in Environmental Governance; IV Policy Relevance and Future Directions; 8 Contributing to the Science-Policy Interface: Policy Relevance of Findings on the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change; 9 Earth System Governance: A Research Agenda; References; Contributors; Index
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