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The Struggle to Govern the Commons
Human institutions—ways of organizing activities—affect the resilience of the environment. Locally evolved institutional arrangements governed by stable communities and buffered from outside forcesExpand
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Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems
Integrated studies of coupled human and natural systems reveal new and complex patterns and processes not evident when studied by social or natural scientists separately. Expand
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Science for managing ecosystem services: Beyond the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) introduced a new framework for analyzing social–ecological systems that has had wide influence in the policy and scientific communities. Studies after the MAExpand
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Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions
Most climate change policy attention has been addressed to long-term options, such as inducing new, low-carbon energy technologies and creating cap-and-trade regimes for emissions. We use aExpand
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Social Structural and Social Psychological Bases of Environmental Concern
Efforts to explain environmental concern as a function of social structure have revealed some weak but reliable associations. Stronger associations have been found between environmental concern andExpand
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Rethinking the Environmental Impacts of Population , Affluence and Technology ’
How might we better understand the linkages as old as civilization, perhaps as old as written between population, resources and environmental history itself? Heroditus, writing in the 5th centuryExpand
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Support for Climate Change Policy: Social Psychological and Social Structural Influences*
Abstract  We investigated preferences for climate change mitigation policies and factors contributing to higher levels of policy support. The sample was comprised of 316 Michigan and VirginiaExpand
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Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making
Federal agencies have taken steps to include the public in a wide range of environmental decisions. Although some form of public participation is often required by law, agencies usually have broadExpand
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Coupled Human and Natural Systems
In this article, we synthesize major characteristics of complex couplings ( organizational levels), spatial, temporal, and temporal couplings of coupled human and natural systems (CHANS) and discuss their implications. Expand
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The future of nuclear power: value orientations and risk perception.
Since the turn of the 21st century, there has been a revival of interest in nuclear power. Two decades ago, the expansion of nuclear power in the United States was halted by widespread publicExpand
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