Research

(c) Pedro FidelmanMy research focuses, in a broad sense, on policy, institutions and management in the context of sustainable development and environmental governance.

I am particularly interested in understanding the role of policy and institutions (e.g.,  regulations, norms, and decision-making processes) in addressing contemporary environmental and sustainability issues (e.g., over-exploitation of natural resources, decline in ecosystem conditions and climate change). Within this context, I am interested in exploring institutional change, complexity and adaptation. I also have an interest in  environmental politics, policy-making processes and stakeholder analysis.

My research draws on multiple disciplines (e.g., political science, human geography, and environmental management), interdisciplinary approaches, and strives to use advanced and innovative methods.

Particular areas of experience include coastal and marine governance, climate change adaptation, natural resource management, and common-pool resources in Australia, Brazil and Southeast Asia.

Current research interests

  • Adaptation/adaptive capacity to environmental change
  • Multi-level/polycentric governance
  • Applying network approach to policy and institutional analysis