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Bromley, Daniel W. 1940-

Works: 142 works in 418 publications in 4 languages and 6,566 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Daniel W Bromley
Handbook of environmental economics by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analiza: Elecciones y decisiones; Calidad del medio ambiente; Evaluación de los problemas ambientales: polución y protección
Sufficient reason : volitional pragmatism and the meaning of economic institutions by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the standard analysis of economic institutions - which include social conventions, the working rules of an economy, and entitlement regimes (property relations) - economists invoke the same theories they use when analyzing individual behavior. In this book, Daniel Bromley challenges these theories, arguing instead for "volitional pragmatism" as a plausible way of thinking about the evolution of economic institutions. Economies are always in the process of becoming. Here is a theory of how they become." "Bromley argues that standard economic accounts see institutions as mere constraints on otherwise autonomous individual action. Some approaches to institutional economics - particularly the "new" institutional economics - suggest that economic institutions emerge spontaneously from the voluntary interaction of economic agents as they go about pursuing their best advantage. He suggests that this approach misses the central fact that economic institutions are the explicit and intended result of authoritative agents - legislators, judges, administrative officers, heads of states, village leaders - who volitionally decide upon working rules and entitlement regimes whose very purpose is to induce behaviors (and hence plausible outcomes) that constitute the sufficient reasons for the institutional arrangements they create."--Jacket
The Social response to environmental risk : policy formulation in an age of uncertainty by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have undertaken this volume in the belief that there is now sufficient research completed on environmental risk to justify a retrospective assessment of what is known. Our authors and our intended audience are eclectic indeed. Environ mental risk assessment receives increasing attention in the media today. The populace is practically assaulted with stories, with anecdotes, and with conflicting evidence. It is our hope that these chapters will provide the reader with a comprehensive glimpse of a fast-growing field in public policy. No complete survey of the literature would be possible or meaningful. We offer here instead the integrative thoughts of some of the most respected analysts in the field. We believe that the coverage is coherent, the perspectives are illuminating, and the individual "treatments deserving of careful study. We are grateful to Warren Samuels of Michigan State University who is editor of the Kluwer series on recent economic thought. We are also grateful to our Kluwer editor, Zach Rolnik. Both have been gracious in their toleration of unconscionable delays. IX The Social Response to Environmental Risk Policy Formulation in an Age of Uncertainty 1 ENTITLEMENTS AND PUBLIC POLICY IN ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS Daniel W. Bromley* [all rights] are conditional and derivative ... they are derived from the end or purpose of the society in which they exist. They are conditional on being used to the attainment of that end
Economics, ethics, and environmental policy : contested choices by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers an analysis of the ethical problems associated with basing environmental policy on economic analysis, and ways to overcome these problems. The volume has practical relevance because policy recommendations and choices based on economic analysis are often contested by critics. This book takes their criticism seriously. It seeks to clarify and defend the ethical foundations of environmental economics and examines what lessons environmental economics should draw from the criticism. As a result, the volume improves our understanding of the ethical foundations and implications of economic analysis of environmental problems and policy
Economic interests and institutions : the conceptual foundations of public policy by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making the commons work : theory, practice, and policy( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is widely assumed that natural resources owned in common will inevitably be exhausted unless they are either brought under state control or privatized." "But is this assumption valid? Are state and private management really the only options?" "This book builds a strong case for the ability of communities to use common-pool resources effectively and sustainably - thus Making the Commons Work. In fishing grounds off Turkey and forests in south India, potato fields in the Andes and mountain pastures in Morocco, we find examples of communities that have avoided the "tragedy of the commons," without state intervention or privatization." "Making the Commons Work brings together the research of internationally known scholars in economics, political science, anthropology, ethnography, environmental studies, and related fields who examine how and when common-property resources can be successfully managed on the user level. First, the concepts underlying the collective management of common property are introduced. Next, case studies from around the world demonstrate how collective systems function under diverse conditions with reasonable success. Finally, implications for further research and for effective policy formulation are explored." "Policy making affecting the use of natural resources in the developing world has been hampered by the failure to understand the essence of resource management systems. Making the Commons Work provides a coherent conceptual model that allows for meaningful analysis of field studies and better extension of theory into workable policies. In documenting the range of experiences with collective management of natural resources, the contributors illustrate the pressures and tendencies for successful as well as destructive use." "Whether interested in development, common property, or natural resources, readers will learn much from this book. Finding solutions to the issues it addresses is vitally important to both the developed and developing worlds."--Jacket
Natural resource economics : policy problems and contemporary analysis by Warren J Samuels( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decision making in developing countries : multiobjective formulation and evaluation methods by Alfredo Sfeir-Younis( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustaining development : environmental resources in developing countries by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sustaining Development brings together, in one accessible volume, a selection of Daniel W. Bromley's pathbreaking theoretical and empirical papers on economic development and environmental problems in the developing world." "The book emphasizes the institutional dimensions of the environment and development problem, paying particular attention to the role of property regimes in understanding the causes and consequences of environmental degradation. Daniel W. Bromley, one of the world's leading environmental scholars, addresses the conceptual and empirical issues of alternative property rights, institutions and incentives as they relate to environmental resources. Drawing on empirical work, he sheds new light on the pressing problems faced by governments in the developing world as they struggle with the twin challenges of poverty and resource degradation. Throughout the book Professor Bromley pays careful attention to the policy implications and policy formulation of the issues under discussion." "Sustaining Development will be welcomed by environmental and development economists as well as policy makers in both the industrialized and developing world."--Jacket
The management of common property natural resources : some conceptual and operational fallacies by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term "common property" has been largely misunderstood and falsely interpreted for the past two to three decades. Common property regimes are not the free for all that they have been described to be, but are structured ownership arrangements within which management rules are developed, group size is known and enforced, incentives exist for co-owners to follow the accepted institutional arrangements, and sanctions work to insure compliance. Resource degradation in the developing countries, while incorrectly attributed to common property systems intrinsically, actually originates in the dissolution of local level institutional arrangements whose very purpose was to give rise to resource use patterns that were sustainable. Natural resource deterioration is also occurring widely outside the boundaries of common property systems. under private property and state property regimes
Vulnerable people, vulnerable states : redefining the development challenge by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over five decades of economic and technical assistance to the countries of Africa and the Middle East have failed to improve the life prospects for over 1.4 billion people who remain vulnerable. Billions of dollars have been spent on such assistance and yet little progress has been made. Persistent hunger and hopelessness threaten more than individuals and families. These conditions foster political alienation that can easily metastasize into hostility and aggression. Recent uprisings in the Middle East are emblematic of this problem. Vulnerable people give rise to vulnerable states. This book challenges the dominant catechism of development assistance by arguing that the focus on economic growth (and fighting poverty) has failed to bring about the promised "convergence." Poor people and poor countries have clearly not closed the gap on the rich industrialized world. Pursuing convergence has been a failure. Here we argue that development assistance must be reconstituted to focus on creating economic coherence. People are vulnerable because the economies in which they are embedded do not cohere. The absence of economic coherence means that economic processes do not work as they must if individual initiative is to result in improved livelihoods. Weak and vulnerable states must be strengthened so that they can become partners in the process of creating economic coherence. When economies do not cohere, countries become breeding grounds for localized civil conflicts that often spill across national borders
Improving irrigated agriculture : institutional reform and the small farmer by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

14 editions published in 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who owns America's fisheries? by Seth Macinko( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental heresies : the quest for reasonable by Juha Hiedanpää( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book systematically deconstructs the pervasive and counter-productive discourse surrounding environmental policy. The authors argue that environmental policy problems are always framed such that conflict is inevitable--a particular project or policy must be accepted versus a specific environmental asset that must be protected. Over the course of 12 chapters, the authors demonstrate that confident yet contradictory assertions by contending interests preclude necessary deliberation and reason giving. They argue that deliberation is an important social process of reflecting upon the reasons for doing something. Their innovative approach allows discourse and collaboration to continue, until--after honest and informed deliberation--the better way forward is arrived at. This approach to environmental policy illustrates just how very constructive and enabling the quest for the reasonable can be. Juha Hiedanpää is Research Professor in Natural Resource Policy at the Natural Resources Institute Finland. He has published widely on biodiversity policy, institutional change, and policy design from the bottom up. Daniel W. Bromley is Anderson-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published extensively on environmental economics, international development, and the institutional foundations of the economy. His recent books include Environment and Economy: Property Rights and Public Policy, and Sufficient Reason: Volitional Pragmatism and the Meaning of Economic Institutions
Public water resource project planning and evaluation : impacts, incidence and institutions by Daniel W Bromley( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutions and the environment( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the definitive contributions to the institutional foundations of environmental issues. It covers the foundations of welfare economics, externalities, market failure, and the central nexus of law and economics
Natural gas from Lake Erie : an economic and environmental appraisal by John B Braden( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Handbook of environmental economics
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Bromley, D. W. 1940-

Bromley, D. W. (Daniel W.), 1940-

Bromley, Daniel W.

Daniel Bromley American economist

Daniel Bromley economista estadounidense

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Sufficient reason : volitional pragmatism and the meaning of economic institutionsThe Social response to environmental risk : policy formulation in an age of uncertaintyEconomics, ethics, and environmental policy : contested choicesMaking the commons work : theory, practice, and policySustaining development : environmental resources in developing countriesWho owns America's fisheries?