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Does Tenure Matter to Resource Management? Property Rights and Forests in Guatemala

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dc.contributor.author Gibson, Clark C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lehoucq, Fabrice E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Williams, John T. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:16:11Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:16:11Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-05-21 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-05-21 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4364
dc.description.abstract "Property rights are central to debates about natural resource policy. Governments traditionally have been seen as the appropriate custodians of natural resources for their citizens. More recently, many argue the privatization of rights will ensure that users have incentives to manage their resources well. Common property, to the extent it is discussed at all, is seen as leading to the tragedy of the commons. We evaluate these claims by assessing property rights and forest conditions in two private and three communal forests in Guatemala. Using measures of social and biological phenomena, we find that de jure property rights are not a powerful predictor of variations among these forests. Instead, we argue de facto institutions and their enforcement are much more important to forest management. Communities holding a forest in common can, under certain circumstances, create institutions to that manage their resources--or more--successfully than private owners." en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject privatization en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.title Does Tenure Matter to Resource Management? Property Rights and Forests in Guatemala en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.country Guatemala en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates November 15-19, 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Santiago, Chile en_US

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