Michael Cox explores sources of resilience and vulnerability in human-environment interactions. He has conducted empirical fieldwork-based analyses of irrigation systems in the Southwest United States and Kenya. He is currently conducting a synthetic analysis of large-scale environmental governance, and is involved in developing a diagnostic, inductive approach to natural resource and environmental policy analysis. Before coming to Dartmouth, he worked under Lin Ostrom at Indiana University's Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis.
- Sloan-Wilson, D., E. Ostrom and M. Cox. 2013. Generalizing the core design principles for the efficacy of groups. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 905: 521-532.
- Cox, M., s. Mincey, T. Ruseva, S. Villamayor-Tomas and B. Fischer. 2013. Evaluating the USFS State & Private Forestry Redesign: A first look at policy implications. Ecological Economics 85: 35-42.
- Schoon, M. and M. Cox. 2012. Understanding disturbances and responses in social-ecological systems. Society and Natural Resources 25(2): 141-155.
- Cox, M. 2011. Advancing the diagnostic analysis of environmental problems. International Journal of the Commons 5(2): 346-363.
- Cox, M. and J. Ross. 2011. Robustness and vulnerability of community irrigation systems: the case of the Taos valley acequias. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 61(3): 254-266.
- Cox, M., G. Arnold and S. V. Tomás, S. 2010. A review of design principles for community-based natural resource management. Ecology and Society 15(4): [online], http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art38/.
- Ostrom, E. and M. Cox. 2010. Moving beyond panaceas: an interdisciplinary approach to the study of social-ecological systems. Environmental Conservation 37(4): 451-463.
ENVS 61 - Governing the Environment
ENVS 70 - Environmental Policy Research Workshop
ENVS 83 - Social-Ecological Research Methods
Professor Michael Cox
Environmental Studies Program
105 Fairchild Hall
Hanover, NH 03755