The article reports the results from a natural resourcenegotiation model, the Legal-Institutional Analysis Model (LIAM), in two Mexican case studies: the Lerma River-Lake Chapala water system and water concerns in the Paso del Norte region. Although the LIAM was designed for use with U.S. based natural resource issues, this paper discusses results of the LIAM in non-U.S. cases. Results reveal limitations surrounding the assumption that economic and ecological values are mutually exclusive, and the need for greater assessment of power sources. Findings show that the general assumptions behind the LIAM were applicable to Mexico, and that the model produced helpful assessments of the two situations. It is recommended that limitations in the model should be addressed to achieve more accurate analyses.
Lybecker, D. (2008), "Use of the legal-institutional analysis model in mexican environmental disputes", International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 85-102. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOTB-11-01-2008-B005Download as .RIS
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