This book, published by Cambridge University Press, examines the origins and evolution of the institutions that determine the use and management of land and the delivery of ecosystem services, through private property rights, markets and public policies.
Contents cover institutions, property and governance of the countryside, historical models, governance under sectoral policies and alternative approaches. It is carefully developed to meet the needs of students in land and countryside management, rural environment, planning and geography. It also provides essential context and guidance for professionals working in rural land management and planning in both private and public sectors.
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