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On Ruining the Commons and the Commoner: The Political Economy of Overfishing

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dc.contributor.author Kurien, John
dc.contributor.author Achari, T. R. T.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-28T15:27:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-28T15:27:37Z
dc.date.issued 1989 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5110
dc.description.abstract "There is now a considerable body of literature on the issues and problems relating to the use and overuse of common property resources--sometimes referred to as "commons." A commons is an economic resource or facility subject to individual use but not to individual possession. Hence all commons face one problem: how best can one coordinate individual uses to attain an optimal rate of production or consumption for the whole community. A very popular and forcefully argued answer to the problem is to grant property or access rights to the users. In developing countries, use of common property resources is closely related to the survival and sustenance of a vast population of persons such as pastoralists, forest dwellers and fisherfolk. As a result, issues pertaining to the use and overuse of these resources are not merely questions that can be resolved solely by resorting to granting of access or property rights to the array of claimants to the resource. They raise more fundamental socio-economic and political issues which can only be understood and addressed in the larger context of the history and dynamics of change that have taken place in relation to the access to, and use of the resource." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Paper, no. 232 en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject resource management--economics en_US
dc.title On Ruining the Commons and the Commoner: The Political Economy of Overfishing en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US

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