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Considerations on Governing Heritage as a Commons Resource

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Type: Book Chapter
Author: Gould, Peter G.
Book Title: Collision or Collaboration: Archaeology Encounters Economic Development
Publisher: Springer
Page(s): 171-187
Date: 2017
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10689
Sector: Global Commons
Subject(s): commons
resource management
Abstract: "The 'commons' is gaining attention as a possible alternative model for managing tangible and intangible heritage in a manner that devolves authority and responsibility to local communities through mechanisms that are democratic and privilege local over national or global interests. This chapter reviews the literature on the commons within archaeology and heritage management, evaluates theorizing on the commons in the context of heritage, and explores, through literature review and case studies from Belize and Peru, the challenges and opportunities that arise should archaeologists and heritage managers seek to adopt the commons as a guiding principle for community projects. The chapter emphasizes that the problem of governance—the rules under which the competing interests of stakeholders in a venture manage their activities and resolve their differences—is an underappreciated but critical ingredient in the design of effective commons-like models for heritage management."

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