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Analyzing Institutional Change in Traditional Common-Property Forest Governance Systems

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dc.contributor.author Hayes, Tanya M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:31:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:31:06Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-28 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-28 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/621
dc.description.abstract "How traditional common-property institutions respond to exogenous change is a critical question for theorists and practitioners concerned with continued conservation of vital forests and the communities that sustain them. This paper examines how the Miskito peoples of Rio Platano, Honduras have responded to agricultural expansion by migrant farmers and ranchers onto their ancestral forest lands. The analysis compares institutional changes in the common-property system of the Miskito in three communities; each with a different history of outside encroachment. The findings demonstrate how outside encroachment disturbs the Miskito common-property system and the disjuncture between institutional changes made by Miskito leaders and those made by the Miskito people in every day decision-making. From the theoretical standpoint, the study offers a detailed empirical assessment of how institutions change when faced with exogenous pressures and illustrates the lack of cohesion in the processes. From a practitioners perspective, the findings identify possible windows of opportunities for facilitating the ability of indigenous peoples to address encroachment and furthermore, suggest some considerations for program and policy initiatives that involve indigenous residents at a later stage in the encroachment process." en_US
dc.subject indigenous institutions en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject institutional change en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title Analyzing Institutional Change in Traditional Common-Property Forest Governance Systems en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.country Honduras en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth July en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Governing Shared Resources: Connecting Local Experience to Global Challenges, the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates July 14-18, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Cheltenham, England en_US
dc.submitter.email elsa_jin@yahoo.com en_US

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