28 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2008 Last revised: 21 Jun 2014
This essay explores how my recent work on infrastructure and commons applies to environmental resources. Part I briefly describes the core idea, which is developed extensively elsewhere. Part II suggests how it might apply to the natural environment. Specifically, Part II (a) frames the difficult environmental valuation and management problems; (b) applies the infrastructure criteria and delineates environmental infrastructure; (c) offers a few insights regarding environmental management and regulation; and (d) considers how infrastructure theory relates to the literatures on ecosystem services and multiple use management.
Keywords: infrastructure, commons, environment, ecosystem, nature, semi-commons, public goods, environmental law
JEL Classification: K12, K33, O38, H40, H41, H42, K23, K32, O31
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