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Sustaining Development: Environmental Resources in Developing Countries

Series: New Horizons in Environmental Economics

By: Daniel W Bromley

288 pages, Figs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Jan 1999 | #96427 | ISBN: 1858988888
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A selection of Daniel W. Bromley's theoretical and empirical papers on economic development and environmental problems in the developing world. This 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. Bromley addresses the conceptual and empirical issues of alternative property rights, institutions and incentives as they relate to environmental resources. He sheds light on the problems faced by governments in the developing world as they struggle with the twin challenges of poverty and resource degradation. Particular attention is given to the policy implications and policy formulation of the issues under discussion.


Part 1 The development problem: sustaining development; reconstituting economic systems - institutions in national economic development; on risk, transactions and economic development in the Semiarid Tropics; development reconsidered - the African challenge. Part 2 Property regimes in development policy: the Commons, common property and environmental policy; property relations and economic - the other land reform; indigenous land rights in Sub-Saharan Africa - appropriation, security and investment demand; property rights, externalities and resource degradation - locating the tragedy; co-management or no management - the prospects for internal governance of common property regimes through dynamic contracts; institutions, governance and incentives in common property regimes for African rangelands; economic dimensions of community-based conservation; the enclosure movement revisited - the South African Commons; necessity and purpose in Chinese agriculture - 1945-95. Part 3 Empirical issues: the village against the centre - resource depletion in South Asia; the economics of Cain and Abel - agro-pastoral property rights in the Sahel; extensification of agriculture and deforestation - empirical evidence from Sudan; rainfed mechanized farming and deforestation in Central Sudan; natural resource prices, export policies and deforestation - the case of Sudan; deforestation - institutional causes and solutions.

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