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Heike Schroeder

Heike Schroeder is Tyndall Research Fellow in the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University's Centre for the Environment.

Titles by This Editor

Principal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers

Studies show that institutions play a role both in causing and in addressing problems arising from human-environment interactions. But the nature of this role is complex and not easily described. This book presents an overview of recent research on how institutions matter in efforts to tackle such environmental problems as the loss of biological diversity, the degradation of forests, and the overarching issue of climate change. Using the tools of the “new institutionalism” in the social sciences, the book treats institutions as sets of rights, rules, and decision-making procedures.