Image Database Export Citations


The Environment as a Common Good in the Time of Globalization: Its Conceptualization and Social Perception

Show full item record

Type: Book Chapter
Author: Pardo, Mercedes; Echavarren, Jose M.; Aleman, Eliana; Berge, Erling; Carlsson, Lars
Book Title: Commons: Old and New
Publisher: Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Page(s): 61-82
Date: 2003
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/62
Sector: General & Multiple Resources
Global Commons
Region: Europe
Subject(s): globalization
common pool resources--case studies
public goods and bads
common pool resources--theory
property rights--theory
natural resources
Abstract: "It is usual to consider the environment as a common good, but we are far from having a clear definition of either of them: the environment and the common. Both vary according the scope of the analysis (world, national, regional, provincial, local), the different societies, and the diverse elements included, and so vary the social perception and action on the environment. On the other hand, new and increasing demands from the environment as a common good, as it is the case of preserving biodiversity or landscape among others) might clash with traditional commons. Societies face now a challenge to compatibilize traditional commons and the new common: the environment. In order to study the idea of the environment as the new common is relevant to pay attention to legal conceptions and issues related with property rights. A conceptual and historical clarification of the sense and meaning of common is required. In this paper the conceptual problematic of the term common for the case of the environment is analyzed, and the change in its social perception within the process of industrialization and globalization. A case study of Navarre (Spain) show how people conceive Nature in terms of common good."

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
environment_as_a_common....pdf 105.4Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show full item record