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Changing Identities over Commons during the Process of Agricultural Industrialization: The Case of Galician (NW Spain) since 1960

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dc.contributor.author Fernández, David Soto
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-28T21:30:54Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-28T21:30:54Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10355
dc.description.abstract "In this paper, our aim is to explore the importance of cultural identities to understand the viability of common institutions. The idea developed here starts with a dialogue with Ostrom thesis that, for institutional analysis, although the analysis of the rules has a central role, the same theoretical range of variables, which are exogenous to any situation of action, is occupied by another two elements: the attributes of the community and the biophysical and material conditions. The role of identities, central for understand the attributes of the community, has been examined much less by historians despite the enormous development of Cultural History in recent years. Our case study is the so-called Neighborhood-Owned Common Lands in North West Spain. In a economic context of agricultural industrialization, and in the political context of Spanish democratic transition, the perception of the local communities on the meaning of commons has changed. From a common interpreted as an essential resource for family reproduction, managed collectively but exploited individually, many owners start to think in a common understand as a public good, as an institution that can replace local governments. This changes play a central role in assure sustainability of common institutions today." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject agriculture--history en_US
dc.title Changing Identities over Commons during the Process of Agricultural Industrialization: The Case of Galician (NW Spain) since 1960 en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Spain en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector History en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Practicing the Commons: Self-Governance, Cooperation and Institutional Change en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates 10-14 July en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Utrecht, the Netherlands en_US

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