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Common Property Regimes in the Forest: Just a Relic from the Past?

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dc.contributor.author McKean, Margaret A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:08:46Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:08:46Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-10-08 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-10-08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3777
dc.description.abstract "Common property regimes, used by communities to manage forests and other resources for long-term benefits, were once widespread around the globe. Some may have disappeared naturally as communities opted for other arrangements, particularly in the face of technological and economic change, but in most instances common property regimes seem to have been legislated out of existence. This happened in two basic ways: where common property regimes - however elaborate and long-lasting - had never been codified, they may simply have been left out of a country's first attempt to formalize and codify property rights to the resources in question (for example, in Indonesia, Brazil and most countries of sub-Saharan Africa). Where common property regimes had legal recognition, land reforms sometimes transferred all such rights to individuals (as in the case of enclosure in the United Kingdom) or to the government itself, or to a combination of the two (as in India and Japan)." en_US
dc.subject forestry en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject IFRI en_US
dc.subject core commons en_US
dc.title Common Property Regimes in the Forest: Just a Relic from the Past? en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.submitter.email aurasova@indiana.edu en_US

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