028: Governing renewable natural resources and institutional analysis with Fiona Nunan

Fiona Nunan is a Professor of Environment and Development within the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham in the UK.



Her interests and experience focus on natural resource governance and management in developing country settings, particularly within inland fisheries and coastal locations in East and Southern Africa, and on exploring the links between poverty and the environment.

She was appointed to Head of the department in 2014 and was previously the Director of Postgraduate Research. She leads on the new Environment, Sustainability and Politics pathway of the MSc program, and works closely with colleagues in the Political Science and International Studies Department.

Fiona’s Google Scholar page


Her first book was published in 2015 by Routledge, titled: ‘Understanding Poverty and the Environment: Analytical Frameworks and Approaches’. The book makes an innovative contribution to literature on environment and development by bringing together a diverse range of analytical approaches and frameworks that can be used to study human-nature interactions.Her second book, which we discuss in detail in the podcast, was published at the beginning of this year 2020 by Routledge, titled “Governing Renewable Natural Resources: theories and frameworks”.

Link to book ‘Governing Renewable Resources’


Link to book ‘Poverty and the Environment’


Finding Sustainability Podcast



Environmental Social Science Network




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