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The Complex Links Between Governance and Biodiversity

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dc.contributor.author Barrett, C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gibson, Clark C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hoffman, Barak en_US
dc.contributor.author McCubbins, M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:18:08Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:18:08Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-05-12 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-05-12 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4507
dc.description.abstract "We argue that two problems weaken the claims of those who link corruption and the exploitation of natural resources. The first is conceptual. Studies that use national level indicators of corruption fail to note that corruption comes in many forms, at multiple levels, that may affect resource use quite differently: negatively, positively or not at all. Without a clear causal model of the mechanism by which corruption affects resources, one should treat with caution any estimated relationship between corruption and the state of natural resources. The second problem is methodological. Simple, atheoretical models linking corruption measures and natural resource use typically do not account for other important control variables pivotal to the relationship between huijaans and natural resources. By way of illustration of these two general concerns, we demonstrate that the findings of a recent, well-known study that posits a link between corruption and decreases in forests and elephants are not robust to simple conceptual and methodological refinements." en_US
dc.subject conservation--policy en_US
dc.subject governance and politics en_US
dc.subject elephants en_US
dc.subject forest policy en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject environmental policy en_US
dc.subject corruption en_US
dc.title The Complex Links Between Governance and Biodiversity en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US

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