1st Edition

Governing Renewable Natural Resources Theories and Frameworks

Edited By Fiona Nunan Copyright 2020
    264 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    264 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In one volume, this book brings together a diversity of approaches, theory and frameworks that can be used to analyse the governance of renewable natural resources.

    Renewable natural resources are under pressure, with over-exploitation and degradation raising concern globally. Understanding governance systems and practice is essential for developing effective and fair solutions. This book introduces readers to key concepts and issues concerned with the governance of renewable natural resources and illustrates the diversity of approaches, theories and frameworks that have been used to analyse governance systems and practice. Each chapter provides an introduction to an area of literature and theory and demonstrates application through a case study. The book covers a range of geographical locations, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, and several types of natural resources. The approaches and theories introduced include common property theory, political ecology, institutional analysis, the social -ecological systems framework and social network analysis. Findings from across the chapters support an analytical focus on institutions and local context and a practical focus on diverse, flexible and inclusive governance solutions.

    The book serves as an essential introduction to the governance of renewable natural resources for students, researchers and practitioners.

    1. Introduction: Governing Renewable Natural Resources

    Fiona Nunan

    2. Management in the Guise of Governance? Rethinking the Ends and the Means of Natural Resource Governance

    Prakash Kashwan

    3. Networked participation: how social network analysis can inform participatory processes in environmental governance

    María Mancilla García and Örjan Bodin

    4. Analyzing natural resource governance with the social-ecological systems framework

    Stefan Partelow

    5. Analysing institutions to explain the practice and outcomes of fisheries co-management

    Fiona Nunan

    6. Community governance of Common Pool Resources: exploring institutional interfaces

    Clare Barnes

    7. Indigenous Polycentric and Nested Customary Sea Tenure (CST) Institutions: A Solomon Islands Case Study

    Shankar Aswani

    8. Political Ecologies of Resource Governance: Ontologies, Agency and Practice

    Caroline Upton

    9. The state as a person: The role of interface bureaucrats in everyday natural resource governance

    Mikkel Funder

    10. Institutional Recognition Politics in Forestry: When the Plurality of State Law Undermines Local Democracy

    Papa Faye

    11. In Search of New Modes of Governance: The potential of Conservation Incentive Payment Policies to promote human-wildlife co-existence

    Adam Pekor, Ingela Jansson, William Ole Seki, Dennis Rentsch, Göran Spong and Camilla Sandström

    12. Conclusion: working towards diverse, flexible and inclusive natural resource governance

    Fiona Nunan


    Fiona Nunan is Professor of Environment and Development in the International Development Department, University of Birmingham, UK.