National, Regional and Global Institutions, Infrastructures and Governance

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Neil Edward Harrison, Irene Lyons Murphy
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2
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2010
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National, Regional and Global Institutions, Infrastructures and Governance is a component of Encyclopedia of Institutional and Infrastructural Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

This 2-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, issues on National and Regional Institutions and Infrastructures, Transparent Governance; Empowerment Of Subnational Governments and Local Communities in a Decentralized And Unequal Polity; Improving Institutional Support To Promote Sustainable Livelihoods. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Neil E. Harrison was born and educated in England. He studied in the United States, where he has earned a doctorate in International Studies from the University of Denver. In his graduate work he concentrated on development and technology studies, and his dissertation compared the formation of national policies on climate change in ten countries and the effect of those positions on the international negotiations. Dr Harrison researches local and national strategies and policies for sustainable development, and the formation and effect of international institutions for environmental conservation. In his book Constructing Sustainable Development (2000) he showed how current thinking about sustainable development is, at best, incomplete and often dangerously misguided, and how effective integrated strategies for sustainable development can only be developed out of agent-based models of social systems. He has published many technical papers, articles, and chapters on sustainable development, the uses of technological innovation in sustainable development, and the interplay of science and politics in the formation of international institutions for climate change mitigation. He has several research projects in progress. He is preparing a book that uses agent-based models to define corporate strategies and government policies to allow firms to be profitable in competitive markets, while aiding the process of sustainable development. He also is co-editing a book of case studies on the interaction of science and politics in international environmental issues, and editing a book on how agent based theories can improve understanding in international relations and global studies. Both edited texts are scheduled for publication in 2003. Several articles and invited chapters on environment and development, and the international politics of climate change, are in various stages in the publication process. Future research plans include further investigation into the uses of technological innovation in sustainable development. He has taught at three universities, most recently at the University of Wyoming. He also is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Development Institute, a non-profit institution that researches and advises on strategies and policies for sustainable development. Dr. Harrison has consulted on many issues in Europe and North America and has traveled or worked in nearly forty countries on four continents.

Table of Contents (12 Chapters)
  • 1. Institutional and Infrastructure Resources: National and Regional Institutions and Infrastructures

    Neil E. Harrison
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  • 2. Transparent Governance: The Role of NonGovernmental Organizations and the Internet

    Michael H. McGovern,Thomas C. Beierle,Thomas JandlNeil E. Harrison
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    Volume : 1
  • 3. The Empowerment of Subnational Governments and Local Communities in a Decentralized and Unequal Polity

    Celina Souza,Neil E. Harrison
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    Volume : 1
  • 4. Balancing National Economic Reforms With Social and Environmental Goals

    Celina Souza,Neil E. Harrison
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  • 5. The Mesoamerican Biological Corridor: Linking International, National and Local Sustainable Resource Management Initiatives

    Craig Metrick
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  • 6. Institutional Change and Business Sustainability in Developed Countries

    Keith M Melton,Neil E. Harrison
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  • 7. Improving Institutional Support to Promote Sustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa

    Ian Goldman
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  • 8. Local, Regional, and National Decentralised, Multistage Planning Processes and Sustainable Development

    Ian Goldman
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  • 9. Accomodating Marginalized Groups in the Planning Process

    Manjusha Gupte
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  • 10. Natural Resource Management and The Promise of Decentralised Governance: Learning from Experience in India

    A. Kothari
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  • 11. The Effect of Institutional Cultures on Socioeconomic Development and Ecological Conservation

    Pamela M. Doughman
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  • 12. Cultural Diversity, Democracy and Participation

    Pamela M. Doughman
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