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Institutional Options for the Protection of Open Space: Evidence from Poland

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dc.contributor.author Wasilewski, Adam en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:18:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:18:24Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-06-18 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-06-18 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4526
dc.description.abstract "This paper seeks to contribute to the development of institutional options for the management of public goods in Central and Eastern Europe. It assesses the potential of different governance structures, including administrative hierarchies, market approaches, and efforts at local non-market co-ordination. The paper examines the management of public goods in Central and Eastern Europe through a study of open space management and urban sprawl in a semi-urban county near Warsaw, Poland. The protection of open space poses significant challenges to semi-urban land management, as its benefits cannot be captured by individual entities and accrue as much to urban residents as to local people. The concrete institutional options investigated comprehend the use of land registers for monitoring land conversion, establishment of land trusts in part financed by a development gains tax, and technical and organisational support for local environmental organisations. The evaluation of options builds on an analysis of causes underlying rapid land conversion in the past decade. The causal analysis demonstrates that privatisation and decentralisation have evoked the radical changes in land use. The demand for housing land motivated farmers to sell semi-urban land, as the state could not enforce its legal oversight over land use. Land conversion was driven by local alliances of farmers eager to 'cash in' on their newly acquired rights of alienation, a broader rural society primarily interested in economic development, and local authorities lured by increasing tax revenues." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CEESA Discussion Paper, No. 18/2003 en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use--case studies en_US
dc.subject urbanization en_US
dc.subject public goods and bads en_US
dc.subject privatization en_US
dc.subject decentralization en_US
dc.subject preservation en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis en_US
dc.subject governance and politics en_US
dc.subject transitional economics en_US
dc.title Institutional Options for the Protection of Open Space: Evidence from Poland en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Sustainable Agriculture in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEESA), Berlin, Germany en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Poland en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Urban Commons en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US

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