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Community, Collective Action and Common Grazing: The Case of Post-Socialist Mongolia

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dc.contributor.author Mearns, Robin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:59:36Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:59:36Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-07-27 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-07-27 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3308
dc.description.abstract "This article applies collective-action and transaction-cost theory to the theoretical debate around the management of common property regimes (CPRs), with supporting evidence from recent empirical research in Mongolian pastoralism. Rather than treating CPR management as an activity in isolation, as much of the existing literature tends to do, this study examines the use of common grazing in the context of other aspects of pastoral livelihoods. The more a given group of herders find reason to cooperate with each other across a range of activities, it is argued, the more likely it is that they will also overcome the transaction costs involved in controlling the use of the commons. The empirical analysis finds that incentives for cooperation were weakened under agricultural collectivisation (1950s-80s), with possible adverse consequences for the commons. Decollectivisation from the early 1990s has seen the re-emergence of autonomous cooperation among herders, accompanied by changes in intra-community dynamics, which together suggest contradictory trends for the future management of common grazing." en_US
dc.subject grazing en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject community en_US
dc.subject transaction costs en_US
dc.subject pastoralism en_US
dc.title Community, Collective Action and Common Grazing: The Case of Post-Socialist Mongolia en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Mongolia en_US
dc.subject.sector Grazing en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Journal of Development Studies en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 32 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth Febuary en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US

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