Local Commons and Democratic Environmental Governance

Local Commons and Democratic Environmental Governance

By: United Nations University Press (author), Takeshi Murota (editor), Ken Takeshita (editor)Paperback

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Providing a much-needed antidote in this age of globalization, this volume advances the idea of collaborative governance as an integration of open and closed commons. Taking into consideration the dimension of conflict resolution, it studies examples of governance structures in various countries around the world to develop a new type of democracy towards multilevel environmental governance that involves the public, private and commons spheres. With contributions from researchers in a wide variety of disciplines, this volume demonstrates through institutional and empirical analyses the essential role of local commons in providing an axis of resistance to increasing environmental devastation and social inequality towards creating a sustainable future for local communities as well as society at large.

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Takeshi Murota is a professor in the Department of Economics at Doshisha University. Ken Takeshita is a professor of legal philosophy in the Law School at Kansai University.

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  • publication date: 11/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9789280812237
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9789280812237
  • weight: 617
  • ISBN10: 9280812238

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