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.
||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. |
||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.|
||Hardy, Scott D. 2010. "Governments, Group Membership, and Watershed Partnerships." Society and Natural Resources 23 (7):587-603. |
||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. |
Environmental Policy PRIMARY
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY