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Economics of Incorporating Public Participation in Efforts to Redress Degradation of Agricultural Land

Graham Marshall

No 123849, 1999 Conference (43th), January 20-22, 1999, Christchurch, New Zealand from Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

Abstract: More and more environmental economists are finding themselves working within the unchartered territory of participatory governance. Yet many have not appreciated that the shift from progressive, or ‘technocentric’, governance to participatory governance signifies a corresponding departure from the modern worldview underpinning their theory. This paper has two aims. The first is to contribute to an economic explanation of this worldview shift. The intention here is to help overcome the "disciplinary arrogance" and "close-minded adherence to ... ideological convictions" that Sandra Batie, in a presidential address to the American Agricultural Economics Society, identified as "our own worst enemy" when contributing to debates over how to realise sustainable development. The second aim is to highlight some of the exciting challenges and opportunities that arise once economists come to embrace this worldview shift.

Keywords: Environmental; Economics; and; Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1999-01
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.123849

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