Scott D. Hardy

McDaniel College
Environmental Studies

2 College Hill
Westminster, MD
USA
21157
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My research looks at collective action through an institutional lens. I am intrigued by the connections among actors and institutions within networks of regional governance, and how these lead to patterns of community organizing, environmental management, and public policy. I am especially interested in how current administrative and policy arrangements will adapt to emerging water pollution and availability issues, impacts of climate change on natural resources, and community-based sustainability initiatives.

Citation:
Hardy, Scott D., and Tomas M. Koontz. 2009. "Rules for Collaboration: Institutional Analysis of Group Membership and Levels of Action in Watershed Partnerships." Policy Studies Journal 37 (3):393-414.
Citation:
Hardy, Scott D., and Tomas M. Koontz. 2010. "Collaborative Watershed Management in Urban and Rural Areas: Different Pathways to Success?" Landscape and Urban Planning 95:79-90.
Citation:
Hardy, Scott D. 2010. "Governments, Group Membership, and Watershed Partnerships." Society and Natural Resources 23 (7):587-603.
Citation:
Bollman, Melissa, and Scott D. Hardy. 2011. "Institutional Rules in Action: A Multi-Level Analysis of Costa Rica’s Payments for Environmental Services Program." Carbon & Climate Law Review 5(3) 357-370.

Substantive Focus:
Environmental Policy PRIMARY
Governance SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY

Keywords

COLLABORATION INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SUSTAINABILITY