Environmental and Natural Resources

Hamann, Ralph, Hönke, Jana and O'Riordan, Tim (2018) Environmental and Natural Resources. In: The Oxford Handbook of Governance and Limited Statehood. Oxford University Press, pp. 498-519. ISBN 9780198797203

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The environment and natural resources constitute a particularly urgent and complex governance domain. A linear relationship is commonly assumed between statehood and environmental performance, but this is not supported by the data, nor the expansive literatures that focus on communities and social networks, on the one hand, and on markets and voluntary action by market-based actors, on the other. ‘Hybrid’ or ‘mixed’ forms of governance involving collaboration between state, business, and civil society actors have emerged, but the effectiveness and legitimacy of such collaboration is likely constrained in areas with very limited statehood. As statehood increases, prospects for such mixed governance improve, though this depends inter alia on characteristics of the state, such as its commitment to participatory and deliberative decision-making. Overall, statehood clearly plays an important role in environmental governance and its outcomes, but in a more multidimensional and often indirect way than commonly assumed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: social sciences(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE)
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 09:30
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 12:49
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/68087
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198797203.013.24

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