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Policy Matters 19, April 2014

Remembering Elinor Ostrom: Her work and its contribution to the theory and practice of conservation and sustainable natural resource management

Policy Matters 19 - Remembering Elinor Ostrom: Full publication

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Policy Matters 19 - Preface, Introductions and Chapters 1-5
Policy Matters 19- Chapters 6-11

Table of Contents
1. Governing India’s Commons: The Influence of Elinor Ostrom’s Ideas - Harini Nagendra, Rucha Ghate, Jagdeesh Rao
2. The Impact of Elinor Ostrom’s Scholarship on Commons Governance in Mexico: An Overview - Raul Pacheco-Vega
3. Rompiendo paradigmas: Gobernanza de los bienes comunes y ciudadanía en las políticas forestal y de conservación Mexicanas -Leticia Merino Pérez
4. An Assessment of Community Management of Traditional Woodland Enclosures(Hiza’ti) in the Highlands of Eritrea - Bereket Tsehaye Haile
5. Governing the Commons Through Customary Law Systems of Water Governance: The Case of the Marakwet -Elizabeth Gachenga
6. Researching Complex Governance Arrangements: Elinor Ostrom’s Legacy for Research Methods and the Analysis of Institutional Design -Derek Kauneckis
7.Advancing Algonquin Recognition and Participation in Forest Management in Québec, Canada - Rosanne Van Schie
8. From Theory to Practice: A Decade of Co-managing Pasture and Other Natural Resources in Mongolia - Hijaba Ykhanbai and Ronnie Vernooy
9. Recognition of the Role of Collective Action among Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in the Convention on Biological Diversity - Diego Pacheco
10. Are Ostrom’s Design Principles Sufficient for Design?
Arun Agrawal and Jesse Ribot
11. Un son para Lin Ostrom
Caña Dulce y Caña Brava



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Policy Matters 18, November 2011


Macroeconomic Policies, Livelihoods and Sustainability

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  1. Cover, Table of Contents & Foreward
  2. Overview: Macroeconomic Policies for Sustainability
  3. Macroeconomic policy and environmental sustainability: the case of transgenic soybean production in Argentina 
  4. The financial and fiscal roots of deforestation in the Amazon 
  5. Costa Rica: Fiscal policy and payment for environmental services 
  6. Ecuador: Environmental deterioriation and monetary policy
  7. Mexico: The Neoliberal Macroeconomic Policy Package, Stagnation and Environmental Degradation
  8. The challenge of socio-economic and ecological sustainability in India under neo-liberal macroeconomic policies
  9. Globalisation and its Alternatives: A View from India



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Policy Matters 17, October 2010

Exploring the Right to Diversity in Conservation Law, Policy, and Practice

Table of Contents, Acronyms, Editorial Team Biographies, Acknowledgments, Foreword, and Editorial



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Policy Matters 16, October 2008

Climate Change, Energy Change and Conservation

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Table of Contents, Letter of the Chair and Editorial
Section 1 - Climate change and the energy crisis
Section 2 - Climate change and protected areas
Section 3 - Climate change and livelihoods
Section 4 - Climate change and forests
Section 5 - Climate change and policy
Book reviews, CEESP activities and Steering Committee





Policy Matters 15, July 2007

Conservation and Human Rights

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Cover, Table of contents and letter from the Chair and Editorial

Section I: What ARE human rights anyway?

Section II: Conservation can undermine human rights...

Section III: ... but conservation and human rights can also work in mutual support ...

Section IV: ... within, and only within, a supportive enabling environment ...

Section V: Book Reviews

Section VI: CEESP News and Events


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Policy Matters 14, March 2006

Poverty, Wealth and Conservation

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Cover, Table of contents and letters from the Chair and Editors

Section I: Policy that matters!

Section II: Livelihoods and conservation- arguments shaping the debate

Section III: The intertwined roots of poverty, wealth and environmental degradation

Section IV: Conservation can end up enhancing poverty

Section V: ...but conservation can also provide livelihood benefits...

Section VI: ...if initiatives embrace rights, secure access to resources and real participation..

Section VII: Resources from CEESP members 



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Policy Matters 13, November 2004

History, Culture and Conservation

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Table of Contents and letters from the Chair and Editors

Section I: Conservation as cultural and political practice

Section II: A “cultural approach” to conservation?

Section III: Understanding and measuring biocultural diversity

Section IV: New resources from CEESP members 



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Policy Matters 12, September 2003

Community Empowerment for Conservation

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Policy Matters 11, September 2003

Trade, Environment and Investment: Cancun and beyond

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Cover, Table of Contents and Letters from the Editor and Chair

Section 1: Trade, Biodivesity and Environment: Crafting the link

Section 2: Environment and Trade Regimes: Relations and linkages

Section 3: Regional and national focus

Section 4: Trade and IUCN

Letters to the editor, Network News, Events at Cancun and beyond, CEESP Steering Committee




Policy Matters 10, September 2002

Sustainable Livelihoods and Co-management of Natural Resources

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Table of Contents
Section 1 - Policy affects livelihoods!
Section 2 - Community organizing and action
Section 3 - Co-managing the sources of livelihoods
Section 4 - Learning from practice
Section 5 - New resources from CEESP members 



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