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Title Adapting institutions : governance, complexity, and social-ecological resilience / edited by Emily Boyd, Carl Folke
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  333.7 Ad198 2012    AVAILABLE  -  30500101437559
Descript xxii, 290 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note "Global environmental change is occurring at a rate faster than humans have ever experienced. Climate change and the loss of ecosystem services are the two main global environmental crises facing us today. As a result, there is a need for better understanding of the specific and general resilience of networked ecosystems, cities, organisations and institutions to cope with change. In this book, an international team of experts provide cutting-edge insights into building the resilience and adaptive governance of complex social-ecological systems. Through a set of case studies, it focuses on the social science dimension of ecosystem management in the context of global change, in a move to bridge existing gaps between resilience, sustainability and social science. Using empirical examples ranging from local to global levels, views from a variety of disciplines are integrated to provide an essential resource for scholars, policy-makers and students, seeking innovative approaches to governance"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Adapting institutions, adaptive governance and complexity: an introduction / Emily Boyd and Carl Folke -- Knowledge, social networks, and leadership: setting the stage for the development of adaptive institutions? / Beatrice Crona and Örjan Bodin -- Adaptive capacity of local indigenous institutions: the case of taboo forests in southern Madagascar / Maria Tengö and Jacob von Heland -- Adapting to change: tracing farmers' responses to disturbances in irrigation systems in Nepal / Ingela Ternström -- Creating incentives for increased public engagement in ecosystem management through urban commons / Johan Colding -- Adaptive capacity and the ecostate / Andreas Duit -- Food systems and adaptive governance: the case of the 2005 food crisis in Niger / Sirkku Juhola -- Public-private partnerships in the provision of environmental governance: a case of disaster management / Emma L. Tompkins and Lisa-Ann Hurlston -- Double complexity: information technology and reconfigurations in adaptive governance / Victor Galaz -- Adaptive governance and natural hazards: the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the governance of coastal ecosystems in Sri Lanka / Alison Ashlin -- Adapting to global climate change: evaluating resilience in two networked policy institutions / Emily Boyd -- Conclusions: adapting institutions and resilience / Emily Boyd and Carl Folke.
Subject Environmental management -- Social aspects
Ecosystem management -- Social aspects
Sustainable development -- Environmental aspects
Environmental policy
Globalization -- Environmental aspects
Global governance
Alt Author Boyd, Emily
Folke, Carl
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