Environment | VOL. 16, ISSUE 96, May-June 2016

Community Solutions for Environmental Governance

Since the 1980s, there has been mounting evidence of unprecedented ecological decline in a range of scales, from local habitats to the global earth system (WHO, 2005; Rockström et al., 2009). Until the beginning of the 1990s, the dominant approach for dealing with ‘sustainable development’ was government-led (Dryzek, 2005). But with the growth of globalised, market-based economies and the weakening of governments, sustainable development has now taken on an increasingly market-led approach (Murat Arsel & Büscher, 2012). As we have...

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