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Property-Rights Regimes and Natural Resources: A Conceptual Analysis

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Schlager, Edella; Ostrom, Elinor
Date: 1991
Series: W91-9
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3857
Sector: Theory
General & Multiple Resources
Subject(s): Workshop
property rights
natural resources
common pool resources
Abstract: "The term 'common-property resource' is an example of a term repeatedly used to refer to property owned by a government or by no one. It is also used for property owned by a community of resource users. Such usage leads to confusion in scientific study and policy analysis. In this paper we develop a conceptual schema for arraying property-rights regimes that distinguishes among diverse bundles of rights ranging from authorized user, to claimant, to proprietor, and to owner. We apply this conceptual schema to analyze findings from a variety of empirical settings including the Maine lobster industry."

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