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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics
New book on the Governance of the Countryside published by Ian Hodge

Conflicts over the conservation of biodiversity, changing patterns in land use, pollution, climate change, public access and increasing demands for food and energy security require policies to reconcile interests and promote society’s objectives for the countryside.

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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