Ronald J. Oakerson

Houghton College
History and Political Science

1 Willard Avenue
Houghton, NY
USA
14744
ron.oakerson@houghton.edu

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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.

Citation:
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.
Citation:
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.
Citation:
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.

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy
Environmental Policy
Governance PRIMARY
Urban Public Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY

Keywords

GOVERNANCE COMMONS METROPOLITAN RURAL DEVELOPMENT LOCAL PLACE INSTITUTIONAL