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Communal Labor as a Common Property Resource: How Smallholders Work Together

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dc.contributor.author Netting, Robert McC.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-24T18:05:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-24T18:05:29Z
dc.date.issued 1993 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5600
dc.description.abstract "Communal work groups or labor parties may well be seen as a crucial aspect of common property management. As Robert Hunt has pointed out, maintenance and repair of common property facilities such as irrigation systems or roads may require organized efforts by all members of the corporate group, and certain officers may have supervising and monitoring functions. Mandatory communal work may also be called out for reciprocal labor on the private land of members. I will analyze the communal labor of Swiss alpine villagers on the summer grazing alp, the forest, and the communal vineyard of their community. This institutions will be compared with the beer party labor in private cash-crop fields of the Kofyar in Nigeria. My argument will be that under the stress of population pressure and resulting intensive land use, smallholders develop common property rights in labor, and that these institutions may persist even as wage labor becomes more frequent." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject social organization en_US
dc.subject grazing en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title Communal Labor as a Common Property Resource: How Smallholders Work Together en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Nigeria, Switzerland en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Common Property in Ecosystems Under Stress, the Fourth Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 16-19, 1993 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Manila, Philippines en_US

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