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Institutions and Environmental Change: Principal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers

Oran R. Young, Leslie A. King, and Heike Schroeder


Studies have shown that institutions play a crucial role both in causing and in addressing problems arising from human–environment interactions. But the nature of this role is complex and not easily described. This book presents an overview of the findings of long, painstaking scientific research on how institutions matter in efforts to tackle such intractable environmental problems as the loss of biological diversity and the degradation of forests, and the overarching issue of climate change. Using the tools of the “new institutionalism” in the social sciences, it treats institutions as sets ... More

Keywords: human–environment interactions, biological diversity, forest degradation, climate change, new institutionalism, causality, institutional design, institutional fit, IDGEC, IHDP

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262240574
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262240574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oran R. Young, editor

Leslie A. King, editor

Heike Schroeder, editor

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