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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND THEIR CO-PRODUCTION This handbook is a key critical research resource for researchers and practitioners across the social sciences and their contributions to related disciplines associated with the fast developing interdisciplinary field of sustainability science.

Nature Governance: A Multimodal View
Nature Governance: A Multimodal View
Abid Mehmood

Governance can be seen as an integrated stance towards democratisation of policy, participatory decision-making and collaborative implementation. However, not all governance processes and mechanisms may be as democratic, collaborative and sustainable. As Jordan (2008) argues, frequent and vague use of the concept of governance itself across various disciplines and policy areas has made it more popular. Governance approaches (or modes) are generally grouped into three ideal types: markets, hierarchies and networks (Baker, 2013). Market-based governance mostly relies on the performance-related instruments and incentives such as taxations and subsidies. Hierarchies in governance refer to top-down or bottom-up processes of control, rule setting and regulation. Network governance refers to various forms of flexible collaborations between different ...

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