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Community-based Enterprises and the Commons: The Case of San Juan Nuevo Parangaricutiro, Mexico

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Orozco-Quintero, Alejandra; Davidson-Hunt, Iain J.
Journal: International Journal of the Commons
Volume: 4
Page(s): 8–35
Date: 2010
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5912
Sector: Forestry
Region: Central America & Caribbean
Subject(s): forestry
indigenous institutions
Abstract: "What can we learn from an engagement between community-based and indigenous enterprise, and commons literatures? That is what we set out to consider in this paper. Commons literature has tended to focus on the administration and use of the commons by individuals and households and less so on collective enterprises that extract, transform and market what they harvest from the commons. In the commons literature it has been cases of community forestry from Mexico which initiated an interest in understanding the linkages between commons and enterprises. In this paper, we consider a well known case in the community forestry and commons literature from Mexico. It provides an interesting case as the indigenous members that hold the rights for the commons are also the members of the enterprise that transforms and markets goods from the commons. We argue that the impetus for such a strategy is one way to confront internal and external pressures on a commons."

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