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I am interested in polycentricity because governance of climate change adaptation and ecosystem service provision typically is characterised by institutional complexity of polycentric kind. Understanding their emergence, change and outcomes needs to account for polycentricity.
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Berman R, Quinn C, Paavola J. (2012) The role of institutions in the transformation of coping capacity to sustainable adaptive capacity. Environmental Development 1: 86-100.
Paavola J. (2011) Climate change: the ultimate ‘Tragedy of the Commons’? In D. Cole & E. Ostrom (eds). Property in Land and Other Resources. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, pp. 417-433.
Paavola J. (2008) Governing atmospheric sinks: the architecture of entitlements in the global commons. International Journal of the Commons 2: 313-336.
ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), 2008-2018.