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Can law foster social-ecological resilience?

Ecology and Society

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DOI: 10.5751/ES-05927-180237

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Abstract

Law plays an essential role in shaping natural resource and environmental policy, but unfortunately, many environmental laws were developed around the prevailing scientific understanding that there was a “balance of nature” that could be managed and sustained. This view assumes that natural resource managers have the capacity to predict the behavior of ecological systems, know what its important functional components are, and successfully predict the outcome of management interventions. This paper takes on this problem by summarizing and synthesizing the contributions to this Special Feature (Law and Social-Ecological Resilience, Part I: Contributions from Resilience 2011), focusing on the interaction of law and social-ecological resilience, and then offering recommendations for the integration of law and social-ecological resilience.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Can law foster social-ecological resilience?
Series title:
Ecology and Society
DOI:
10.5751/ES-05927-180237
Volume
18
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Resilience Alliance
Contributing office(s):
Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Description:
Article 37; 6 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Ecology and Society