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All CPR's Are Not Created Equal: Two Important Physical Characteristics and Their Relation to the Resolution of Commons Dilemmas

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dc.contributor.author Blomquist, William en_US
dc.contributor.author Schlager, Edella en_US
dc.contributor.author Tang, Shui-Yan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:41:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:41:24Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-06-09 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-06-09 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/1994
dc.description.abstract "Policy prescriptions offered in the now-voluminous literature on common-pool resources (CPRs) frequently focus upon the strategic situation of resource users, paying relatively less attention (or none at all) to the characteristics of the common-pool resources themselves. In short, most contributions to the policy literature presume that all CPRs are alike. Based on our reconsideration of the strategic situations users face, and our empirical observation of three kinds of CPRs fisheries, irrigation systems, and groundwater basins we conclude that two physical characteristics of CPRs have vital implications for the likelihood of successful resolution of difficulties over resource use, and for the types of resolutions users develop. Those physical characteristics are the degree of stationarity of flow units and the existence of storage capacity. Speaking generally, fisheries are CPRs with fugitive flow units and without storage capacity, irrigation systems have fugitive flow units but possible availability of storage, and groundwater basins have relatively stationary flow units and storage capacity. Using comparisons among these types of CPRs, we analyze the effects of these physical characteristics upon the. prospects for the emergence- of successful cooperation in resource use." en_US
dc.subject common pool resources--comparative analysis en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.title All CPR's Are Not Created Equal: Two Important Physical Characteristics and Their Relation to the Resolution of Commons Dilemmas en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Common Property Conference, the Second Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates September 26-30, 1991 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Winnipeg, Manitoba en_US


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