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Platforms for Collective Action in Multiple-Use CPRs

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Steins, Nathalie A.; Edwards, Victoria M.
Conference: Crossing Boundaries, the Seventh Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Conf. Date: June 10-14, 1998
Date: 1998
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/115
Sector: Theory
General & Multiple Resources
Subject(s): IASC
common pool resources--theory
collective action
multiple use
Abstract: "Collective action processes in complex, multiple use common-pool resources (CPRs) have only recently become a focus of study. When CPRs evolve into more complex systems, resource use by separate user groups becomes increasingly interdependent. This implies, amongst others, that the institutional framework governing resource use has to be re-negotiated to avoid adverse impacts associated with the increased access of any new stakeholders, such as overexploitation, alienation of traditional users and inter-user conflicts. "World-wide experiences in the field of extension science suggest that the establishment of 'platforms for resource use negotiation' is a way of dealing with complex natural resource management problems. A platform is defined as a decision-making body (voluntary or statutory) comprising different stakeholders who perceive the same resource management problem, realise their interdependence for solving it, and come together to agree on action strategies for solving the problem (Roling, 1994). "This paper sets the scene for panel discussion on the potential of local platforms for resource use negotiation in facilitating collective action in the management of complex, multiple use CPRs. The paper has five objectives. First, we identify what we mean by 'collective action' in the context of this paper. Second, we discuss the importance of collective action in complex, multiple use CPRs. Third, we introduce the concept of 'platforms for resource use negotiation' to co-ordinate collective action by multiple users. Fourth, we address a number of issues that emerge from evidence in the field regarding the role and potential of local platforms in the management of complex, multiple-use CPRs. Finally, we raise five discussion statements related to the effectiveness of local platforms to co-ordinate collective action in complex, multiple-use scenarios. The latter will form the basis for the panel discussion."

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