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Chapter 64: Institutions and the Governance of the Resource Nexus: The Case of Nitrogen Fertilizers in China

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Institutions and the Governance of the Resource Nexus: The Case of Nitrogen Fertilizers in China
Institutions and the Governance of the Resource Nexus: The Case of Nitrogen Fertilizers in China
Philip Andrews-Speed
Introduction

The use of nitrogen fertilizer plays a prominent role in defining the ‘Anthropocene’ epoch (Rockström et al., 2009). The Haber-Bosch process, which is used to produce urea, the source material for most nitrogen fertilizers, contributes about two-thirds of the annual creation of global reactive nitrogen. This process is thus a major driver of the ‘nitrogen cascade', which is the harmful flow of reactive nitrogen from one environment to another (Galloway et al., 2003). Although the nitrogen cascade is a global problem, its causes are mainly local (Lewis, 2012). The excessive and inappropriate use of ...

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