Employing an interdisciplinary approach with a grounding in new institutional economics, this dissertation investigates how institutions, as shared rules, norms, and strategies, mediate social-ecological outcomes in a system exposed to a novel threat in the form of a rapidly growing and especially destructive invasive plant, Mikania micrantha (Mikania). I explore whether and how communities (largely part of community forest user groups in the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park in Chitwan, Nepal) collectively act in the face of Mikania invasion.
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- Environmental Studies
- collective action
- Community forestry
- environmental governance
- Invasive Species
- Persicaria perfoliata--Environmental aspects--Nepal--Royal Chitwan National Park.
- Persicaria perfoliata
- Natural resources, Communal--Nepal--Management.
- Natural resources, Communal
- National parks and reserves--Nepal--Management.
- National parks and reserves
- Community organization--Nepal.
- Community organization
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2016Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-191)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Environmental social science