Sustaining Development: Environmental Resources in Developing Countries

Sustaining Development: Environmental Resources in Developing Countries

by Daniel W. Bromley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1858988888

ISBN-13: 9781858988887

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Sustaining Development brings together, in one accessible volume, a selection of Daniel W. Bromley's pathbreaking theoretical and empirical papers on economic development and environmental problems in the developing world. The book emphasizes the institutional dimensions of the environment and development problem, paying particular attention to the role of property…  See more details below

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Sustaining Development brings together, in one accessible volume, a selection of Daniel W. Bromley's pathbreaking theoretical and empirical papers on economic development and environmental problems in the developing world. The book emphasizes the institutional dimensions of the environment and development problem, paying particular attention to the role of property regimes in understanding the causes and consequences of environmental degradation. Daniel W. Bromley, one of the world's leading environmental scholars, addresses the conceptual and empirical issues of alternative property rights, institutions and incentives as they relate to environmental resources. Drawing on empirical work, he sheds new light on the pressing problems faced by governments in the developing world as they struggle with the twin challenges of poverty and resource degradation. Throughout the book Professor Bromley pays careful attention to the policy implications and policy formulation of the issues under discussion. Sustaining Development will be welcomed by environmental and development economists as well as policy makers in both the industrialized and developing world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858988887
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Sustaining Development3
2Reconstituting Economic Systems: Institutions in National Economic Development14
3On Risk, Transactions, and Economic Development in the Semiarid Tropics31
4Development Reconsidered: The African Challenge49
5The Commons, Common Property, and Environmental Policy65
6Property Relations and Economic Development: The Other Land Reform82
7Indigenous Land Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: Appropriation, Security and Investment Demand93
8Property Rights, Externalities and Resource Degradation: Locating the Tragedy107
9Co-Management or No Management: The Prospects for Internal Governance of Common Property Regimes through Dynamic Contracts129
10Institutions, Governance and Incentives in Common Property Regimes for African Rangelands143
11Economic Dimensions of Community-Based Conservation163
12The Enclosure Movement Revisited: The South African Commons180
13Necessity and Purpose in Chinese Agriculture: 1949-95189
14The Village Against the Center: Resource Depletion in South Asia211
15The Economics of Cain and Abel: Agro-Pastoral Property Rights in the Sahel217
16Extensification of Agriculture and Deforestation: Empirical Evidence from Sudan244
17Rainfed Mechanized Farming and Deforestation in Central Sudan252
18Natural Resource Prices, Export Policies, and Deforestation: The Case of Sudan265
19Deforestation: Institutional Causes and Solutions274
Name index285

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