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The Paradox of the Commons

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dc.contributor.author Chambers, Alan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:43:46Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:43:46Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-04-06 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-04-06 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2250
dc.description.abstract "Within agencies which manage forest, fisheries and other natural resources, the notion that overexploitation, a behaviour known as 'the tragedy of the commons', can be averted by privatization is conventional wisdom. Proof of this wisdom is nowhere more apparent than in design and implementation of individual transferable quotas, ITQ's, in fisheries of Canada and other nations. "To falsify the hypothesis, that 'privatization prevents overexploitation', evidence is drawn from the practice of agriculture in Canada and eastern Caribbean. Further examination of this evidence leads to the paradoxical conclusion that 'the tragedy of the commons' can only be controlled by returning privately owned property rights to a collective management regime or commons." en_US
dc.subject common pool resources--theory en_US
dc.subject tragedy of the commons--case studies en_US
dc.subject co-management en_US
dc.subject ITQs en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title The Paradox of the Commons en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Common Property Conference, the Second Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates September 1991 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Winnipeg, Manitoba en_US

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