Recent Submissions

  • Editorial: Environmental Governance in an Uncertain World 

    Mehta, Lyla; Leach, Melissa; Scoones, Ian (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2001)
  • Implications of Legal Pluralism for Natural Resource Management 

    Meinzen?Dick, Ruth S.; Pradhan, Rajendra (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2001)
    Summaries This article illustrates the implications of legal pluralism for our understanding of natural resource management and policies toward resource tenure, using the example of water rights. There is widespread ...
  • New Directions in Natural Resource Management 

    Steins, Nathalie A. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2001)
    Summaries The article offers theoretical insights from Actor?Network Theory (ANT) as to how natural resource management (NRM) perspectives might be enhanced. ANT asks us to abolish the conventional sociological practice ...
  • Tropical Rhythms and Collective Action 

    Smith, Richard Chase; Pinedo, Danny; Summers, Percy M.; Almeyda, Angelica (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2001)
    Summaries This article looks at community fisheries management in the Peruvian varzea , the resource?rich floodplain of the Amazon river. This dynamic and heterogeneous world gives rise to a wide range of uncertainties ...
  • Institutional Bricolage, Conflict and Cooperation in Usangu, Tanzania 

    Cleaver, Frances (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2001)
    Summaries This article draws on research in Tanzania to explore the socially embedded nature of institutions for common property resource management and collective action. The article challenges the design principles ...
  • Seeking Certainty and Aggravating Ambiguity 

    Lund, Christian (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2001)
    Summaries The land tenure situation in rural Africa is often described as uncertain and insecure, and recent reforms have addressed this issue. Consequently, it is a paradox that measures taken to reduce the insecurity ...
  • Institutional Change in the Syrian Rangelands 

    Ngaido, T.; Shomo, F.; Arab, G. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2001)
    Summaries During the past forty years, the Syrian rangelands have been the focal point of government interventions. These had four major components: assertion of state ownership over rangelands, settlement and transformation ...
  • Uncertainty and Institutional Design 

    Cousins, Ben (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2001)
    Summaries Emerging perspectives on institutions and uncertainty in natural resource management contexts include consideration of legal pluralism and multiple institutional domains, formal and informal structures and ...
  • Complex Communities and Relational Webs 

    Rocheleau, Dianne (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2001)
    Summaries Poststructural applications of actor?network theory and complexity theory promise a means to encompass uncertainty, diversity and surprise in changing communities and complex human ecologies. Local organisations ...
  • Institutional Arrangements for Community?based Mangrove Forest Management in Giao Lac Village, Giao Thuy District, Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam 

    Hue, Le Thi Van (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2001)
    Summaries Although community?based natural resource management attracts international attention, it has not yet been widely implemented in Vietnam. In Vietnam, the main strategies have been centralised management by state ...
  • Agrarian Differentiation and the Limits of Natural Resource Management in Upland Southeast Asia 

    Li, Tania Murray (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2001)
    Summaries Drawing upon research in the Southeast Asian uplands, especially Sulawesi, this article argues that excessive attention to managerial goals, such as the design of improved institutions, has occluded understandings ...
  • Preface 

    Mehta, Lyla; Leach, Melissa; Scoones, Ian (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/2001)