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Description - The Contested Commons by Pranab Bardhan

The Contested Commons explores the theme of common environmental resources from the dual perspectives of economics and anthropology, with a focus on developing countries. * Contributed readings written by senior scholars in the fields of Economics, Anthropology, and Sociology * Looks at the challenges of interdisciplinary work in the social sciences, illustrating the variation in approaches/methodology * Focuses on economic security, ecological sustainability, identity formation, and participatory decision-making, particularly in the developing world

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405157162
ISBN-10: 140515716X
Format: Hardback
(257mm x 182mm x 22mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Pranab Bardhan

Pranab Bardhan is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, and co-chair of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Network on the Effects of Inequality on Economic Performance. He has authored or edited a number of books, including Scarcity, Conflicts, and Cooperation (2005) and International Trade, Growth, and Development (Blackwell, 2003). He was Chief Editor of the Journal of Development Economics from 1985 to 2003. Isha Ray is Assistant Professor in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley. She is an advisor to several water- and development-related organizations, and serves on the editorial committee of the Annual Review of Environment and Resources.