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Michael Cox

Professor Cox

Assistant Professor

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • 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. Tom├ís, 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.

Current Courses:

ENVS 61 - Governing the Environment

ENVS 70 - Environmental Policy Research Workshop

ENVS 83 - Social-Ecological Research Methods

Contact Information

Professor Michael Cox
Environmental Studies Program
105 Fairchild Hall
HB 6182
Hanover, NH  03755
603-646-0544
Michael.E.Cox@Dartmouth.Edu

Last Updated: 11/5/13