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The Analytical Importance of Property Rights to Northern Resources

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dc.contributor.author Sanberg, Audun en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:43:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:43:02Z
dc.date.issued 1993 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-17 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-17 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/2170
dc.description.abstract "In contrast to the southern Arctic regions of the earth (Antarctica), the north has not been set aside as a 'global commons' under some sort of fragile International Regime. For thousands of years opportunistic harvesting of the seemingly unlimited riches of these northern areas has been carried out by seasonally migrating groups of humans, in much the same way as migratory birds or moving packs of wolves have utilised the same area in periods of temporary retreat of the Great Ice. At a low level of harvesting technology the north thus has functioned as a true global commons where humans of different tribes could go out and harvest for their needs and then retreat - to small farms in the subarctic regions or to inhabitable coves within the Arctic itself. The great advantage to resource management in the north, its sparse population relative to its richness in natural resources, was also its great disadvantage: the scarcity of defenders and the vulnerability against all kinds of intruders- from the trickle of poor migrants to plundering armies and state settlement programmes." en_US
dc.subject arctic regions en_US
dc.subject global commons en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject natural resources en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.title The Analytical Importance of Property Rights to Northern Resources en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Norway en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Colloquium at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates September 27, 1993 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Indiana University en_US

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