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The Contested Commons: Conversations Between Economists and Anthropologists

Pranab Bardhan & Isha Ray
Malden and Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Publication year: 2008

The Contested Commons explores the theme of common environmental resources from the dual perspectives of economics and anthropology, with a focus on developing countries

  • Contributed readings written by senior scholars in the fields of Economics, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Looks at the challenges of interdisciplinary work in the social sciences, illustrating the variation in approaches/methodology
  • Focuses on economic security, ecological sustainability, identity formation, and participatory decision-making, particularly in the developing world