Arun Agrawal

Arun Agrawal is the Associate Professor of Natural Resources & Environment at the University of Michigan. His research and teaching emphases are on the politics of international development, institutional change and environmental conservation. He has written extensively on 1) indigenous knowledge, 2) community-based conservation, 3) common property, 4) population and resources, and 5) environmental identities. Recent interests include the decentralization of environmental policy (especially forestry and wildlife), and the emergence of environment as a subject of human concern. Geographical focus on South Asia although recent projects include other developing countries in Africa and Latin America.

Selected papers and book chapters are available online and can be accessed at this link.

For Arun Agrawal's recent work on climate adaptation and rural institutions, visit

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