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Mechanisms of Weak Governance in Grasslands and Wetlands of South America

Eufemia, Luca and Bonatti, Michelle and Sieber, Stefan and Schroeter, Barbara and Lana, Marcos (2020). Mechanisms of Weak Governance in Grasslands and Wetlands of South America. Sustainability. 12 , 7214
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Abstract

Weak governance is a major threat to sustainable development, especially in rural contexts and within ecosystems of great social and economic value. To understand and compare its arrangement in the grasslands and wetlands of the Colombian Llanos and the Paraguayan Pantanal, we build upon the Institutional and Development Framework (IAD) as we explore the role of political, economic, and social institutions and combine components of the theory of common-pool resources (CPR) and new institutional economics (NIE). This hybrid conceptualization provides a synthesis of how top-down hierarchical and market-based systems of community-based and natural resource management negatively affect sustainable development in both study areas. Our findings suggest three underlying mechanisms causing a situation of weak governance: centralized (economic and political) power, the role of central and local governments, and social exclusion. Understanding these multidimensional contextual mechanisms improves the understanding that institutional structures supporting arrangements that handle grasslands and wetlands in a sustainable way are needed to protect the ecosystem's social and economic values, especially in rural and marginalized contexts.

Authors/Creators:Eufemia, Luca and Bonatti, Michelle and Sieber, Stefan and Schroeter, Barbara and Lana, Marcos
Title:Mechanisms of Weak Governance in Grasslands and Wetlands of South America
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:12
Article number:7214
Number of Pages:23
ISSN:2071-1050
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
Keywords:Colombia, common-pool resources, Orinoquia, Llanos Orientales, Pantanal, Paraguay
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-108122
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-108122
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Type of IDID
DOI10.3390/su12177214
Web of Science (WoS)000571622500001
ID Code:17826
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Crop Production Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:14 Oct 2020 17:00
Metadata Last Modified:15 Oct 2020 05:01

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