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The Future of International Environmental Law: A Law of the Ecological Commons?

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dc.contributor.author Bollier, David
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-20T16:44:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-20T16:44:21Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/7827
dc.description.abstract "The first section of the chapter looks at the conceptual and historical background of the commons, as seen through readings by Garret Hardin and commons scholars such as Elinor Ostrom and Lewis Hyde. The next section introduces new notions of stewardship over the long term, often in contrast to regimes of private property rights and exclusive individual ownership for market gain. This accounts for the many deep tensions between private property law and the commons. A third section surveys a number of contemporary ecological commons and proposals for new commons such as acequias (community-operated waterways) that enable Native Americans to steward scarce water supplies in New Mexico; the Potato Park in Peru that empowers indigenous people to assert stewardship rights over a genetically valuable potatoes; community fishing regimes for endangered fisheries; and 'stakeholder trusts' and 'social charters' as a new paradigms of governance of ecological resources. The point is that we need new sorts of institutional innovation to manage the atmosphere, oceans and fresh water more responsibly. Finally, a fourth section considers the future of the commons and ecological governance that nation-states should strive to support." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher West Group en_US
dc.relation.ispartof International Environment Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject ecology en_US
dc.title The Future of International Environmental Law: A Law of the Ecological Commons? en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US

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