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Governing access to essential resources

Author: Katharina Pistor; Olivier de Schutter
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
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This book argues that essential resources ought to be governed by a combination of Voice and Reflexivity: the ability of social groups to choose the rules by which they are governed and the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katharina Pistor; Olivier de Schutter
ISBN: 9780231172783 0231172788
OCLC Number: 940492420
Description: vii, 379 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Analytical Framework 1. Introduction: Towards Voice and Reflexivity, by Olivier De Schutter and Katharina Pistor Part 2: Essential Resources: Challenges Ahead 2. Land's Essentiality and Land Governance, by Derek Hall 3. Governing Boundaries: Exclusion, Essential Resources, and Sustainability, by Edella Schlager 4. Property Theory, Essential Resources, and the Global Land Rush, by Hanoch Dagan 5. MultipliCity: Water, Rules and the Making of Connections in Mumbai, by Nikhil Anand Part 3: Beyond Voice and Reflexivity 6. Voice, Reflexivity, and Say: Governing Access to and Control of Land in China, by Eva Pils 7. Tenure Security and Exclusion Processes in Peri-urban areas and Rural Hinterlands of West African Cities, by Alain Durand-Lasserve 8. Redirecting Regulation? Land Titling and Cambodia's Post-Neoliberal Conjuncture, by Michael B. Dwyer 9. Erosion of Essential Resources in Neoliberal India: A Bottom-Up View, by Vamsi Vakulabharana 10. Comparing Water Access Regimes Under Conditions of Scarcity: The Tale of two Communities in the United States, by Michael Cox Part 4: Governing Essential Resources in Action 11. Go with the Flow: Lessons from Water Management and Water Markets for Essential Resources, by Vanessa Cassado-Perez 12. Ecology: Water Governance's Missing Link, by Scott McKenzie 13. Water Scarcity in Morocco: Voice, Narrative, and Essential Resource Governance, by John Hursh 14. Solving Trans-Border Water Issues in Changing Climate Scenarios of South Asia: A Theoretical Illustration Using a Principal-Agent Bargaining Approach, by Nilhari Neupane 15. Voice and Reflexivity in Essential Resources: Reforming the Community Land Regime in Kenya, by Laila Macharia 16. Do Traditional Institutions Matter in Participatory Essential Resource Governance Systems in Zimbabwe?, by Manase Kudzai Chiweshe 17. Local Corporations: An Organizational Form to Reduce Information Costs and Maintain Supportive Resources, by James Krueger Epilogue, by Olivier De Schutter and Katharina Pistor Contributors Index
Responsibility: ed. by Katharina Pistor and Olivier de Schutter.


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Since the market routinely fails to secure access to the resources essential for survival, what are the alternatives? The editors of this volume propose a strong normative framework to resolve the Read more...

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