Chapter 7. Environmental Decision Making

  1. Emilio F. Moran

Published Online: 23 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319057.ch7

Environmental Social Science: Human-Environment Interactions and Sustainability

Environmental Social Science: Human-Environment Interactions and Sustainability

How to Cite

Moran, E. F. (2010) Environmental Decision Making, in Environmental Social Science: Human-Environment Interactions and Sustainability, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319057.ch7

  1. I am grateful for the many substantive suggestions provided by Maria Claudia Lopez Perez on this chapter. Any errors, however, are my responsibility.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405105736

Online ISBN: 9781444319057

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Keywords:

  • environmental decision making;
  • environmental decisions - and knowledge of natural and social sciences;
  • good environmental decisions - physical and social phenomena and human values;
  • multi-attribute trade-off analysis;
  • rational analysis in institutional contexts - as standard for adaptive, goal-oriented human behavior;
  • human institutions, ways of organizing activities - affecting resilience of environment;
  • local organizations affecting participatory management of common-pool resources (CPRs) in India;
  • nongovernmental people's organization (NGPO) and government-engineered people's organization (GEPO);
  • individual behavior and environmental decisions;
  • environmental decision support systems (EDSS) development - rapid progress

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Institutional Analysis

  • Individual Behavior and Environmental Decisions

  • Decisions and Social Context

  • Conclusions