Journal Article

IDS Bulletin Vol. 32 Nos. 4

Editorial: Environmental Governance in an Uncertain World

Published on 1 October 2001

In this IDS Bulletin, we focus on local natural resource issues as one key area of environmental governance, asking how rural people sustain their livelihoods in an uncertain world and what institutional arrangements mediate their access to resources.

We argue that the recognition of uncertainty and complexity requires a significant re-thinking of conventional wisdoms concerning resources, resource users, community and institutions governing common property

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Mehta, L., Leach, M. and Scoones, I. (2001) Editorial: Environmental Governance in an Uncertain World. IDS Bulletin 32(4): 1-9


Ian Scoones

Professorial Fellow

Lyla Mehta

Professorial Fellow

Melissa Leach

Emeritus Fellow

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Mehta, L., Leach, M and Scoones, I.
IDS Bulletin, volume 32, issue 4


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