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Arun Agrawal

School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan

Arun Agrawal is professor and associate dean for research in the School of Natural Resources & Environment at the University of Michigan.

His research and teaching focus on the politics of international development, institutional change and environmental conservation. He has written extensively on indigenous knowledge, community-based conservation, common property, population and resources, and environmental identities.

Recent interests include the decentralization of environmental policy (especially forestry and wildlife), and the emergence of the environment as a subject of human concern. His work has focused mainly on South Asia although recent projects include other developing countries in Africa and Latin America.

Last Updated: June 8, 2017