Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities? :: Jean-Marie Baland & Jean-Philippe Platteau soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Figures; Graphs; Tables; References;
From the cover: This wide-ranging book, based on a report to the Food and Agriculture Organization in 1993, is an attempt to bridge the gap between the enormous amount of empirical literature documenting efforts at managing local-level resources and the quickly growing body of theoretical knowledge dealing with natural resource management. By building a unifying framework, the authors aim better to define the conditions of success or failure of various forms of resource management at the village level. Contrary to a common view, according to which mismanagement of such resources is to be ascribed to direct users falling prey to The Tragedy of the Commons, they convincingly argue that there are other important potential explanations, such as lack of awareness about…
Introduction by: Mancur Olson
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners’ name to the pastedown.
Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xv) 423 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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