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Sustaining Development

Environmental Resources in Developing Countries. New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series

By (author) Daniel W. Bromley
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 27th Jan 1999
Dimensions: w 234mm h 156mm d 1270mm
Weight: 630g
ISBN-10: 1858988888
ISBN-13: 9781858988887
Barcode No: 9781858988887
Synopsis
Sustaining Development brings together, in one accessible volume, a selection of Daniel W. Bromley's path-breaking 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 policymakers in both the industrialized and developing world.

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'... Read the book. It is worthwhile and highly recommended to all people working in agricultural development and similar fields. The book belongs to the most important publications printed recently.' -- Frithjof Kuhnen, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture '... the book is a gold mine for those interested in the institutional aspects of development. The author has selected the articles carefully, so that the theme of the book is conveyed in a fruitful manner.' -- Jeena T. Srinivasan, Kyklos '... it is well worth reading.' -- Neil Adger, Environment