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Who's Managing the Commons? Inclusive Management for a Sustainable Future

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Hesse, Ced; Trench, Pippa
Date: 2000
Agency: International Institute for Environment and Development, London and SOS Sahel, London
Series: Securing the Commons, no. 1
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5319
Sector: General & Multiple Resources
Region: Africa
Subject(s): grazing
tragedy of the commons
common pool resources
multiple use
Abstract: "This article discusses what is the best means of managing the commons. The article stresses that these are critical questions in the current wave of decentralisation and tenure reform taking place in many Sahelian states. Although governments are passing new legislation to devolve the responsibility for managing natural resources to local communities, and despite growing awareness of the vital role of the commons in local livelihood systems, there is still some resistance to transferring power to local communities."

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