My interests focus on place-based policies and institutions, whether local or regional, rural or urban. My current agenda includes work on the deterioration of the urban housing stock in American cities as a variant of the tragedy of the commons, the comparative study of protected areas and challenges to the American "national park" model, and the use of a village-based model of economic development in West Africa, especially Sierra Leone. I also retain a strong interest in institutional approaches to metropolitan and regional governance in the presence of multiple jurisdictions.
||Oakerson, Ronald J., and Roger B. Parks. 2009. "Local Public Economies and Metropolitan Governance: A Research Program Retrospective." In The Practice of Constitutional Development: Vincent Ostrom's Quest to Understand Human Affairs (pp. 167-181). Filippo Sabetti, Barabara Allen, and Mark Sproule-Jones, eds.. Lanham: Lexington Books. |
||Oakerson, Ronald J. 2004. "The Study of Metropolitan Governance." In Metropolitan Governance: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation (pp. 17-45). Richard C. Feiock, ed. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press. |
||Oakerson, Ronald J. 2008. "The Politics of Place: Linking Rural and Environmental Governance." In Frontiers in Resource and Rural Economics: Human-Nature, Rural-Urban Interdependencies, eds. JunJie Wu, Paul W. Barkley, and Bruce A. Weber. Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future, p.169-191.|
Urban Public Policy SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY