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To Keep Away from the Leviathan: The Case of the Swedish Common Forests

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dc.contributor.author Carlsson, Lars en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:40:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:40:25Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-09-17 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-09-17 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1883
dc.description.abstract "The aim of this paper is to illustrate and discuss the current situation of the Swedish common forests. With reference to Giddens' (1984) theory of structuration and Kiser and Ostrom's (1982) meta-theoretical framework the commons are analyzed. It is shown that, even though the commons have survived for more than one hundred years and even though their existence is ultimately secured by the State, they have difficulties in handling the entrenchment of the principles of the democratic State. This observation gives rise to the question of whether it is possible to identify the relevant constitution governing the commons, and whether it is relevant to argue that the constitution decides collective and operational rules at a lower level in the institutional hierarchy. Finally it is concluded that, despite the fact that the State (the Leviathan) guarantees the existence of the commons, one of their means of survival is to keep away from the State." en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject forests en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.title To Keep Away from the Leviathan: The Case of the Swedish Common Forests en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Sweden en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Reinventing the Commons, the Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates May 24-28, 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Bodoe, Norway en_US
dc.submitter.email rshivakoti@yahoo.com en_US

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