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Local Self-Governance of Forests in Bolivia: Why Do Some Communities Enjoy Better Forests than Others?

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dc.contributor.author Andersson, Krister P.
dc.contributor.author Benavides, Jean Paul
dc.contributor.author León, Rosario
dc.contributor.author Uberhuaga, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-03T19:51:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-03T19:51:04Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6553
dc.description.abstract "Scholarship on local forest governance has shown that a tragedy of the commons may be averted through the self-organization of natural resource users. User groups do not always succeed in self-governance, however, and recent empirical work suggests that the likelihood for successful collective outcomes varies with the strength of the local arrangements for compliance monitoring. We argue that the recent empirical focus on local monitoring may have overshadowed other theoretically important aspects of self-governance, such as rule making and sanctioning. We test this argument with data from personal interviews as well as satellite imagery for a representative sample of 200 communities in rural Bolivia. Our analysis shows that self-organized monitoring is often an important influence on the performance of local resource governance arrangements, but community rule making and sanctioning are often at least as influential." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject forestry en_US
dc.subject rural development en_US
dc.subject self-organization en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.subject governance and politics en_US
dc.title Local Self-Governance of Forests in Bolivia: Why Do Some Communities Enjoy Better Forests than Others? en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Bolivia en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Capturing the Complexity of the Commons, North American Regional Meeting of the International Association for the Study of the Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates Sep. 30-Oct. 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ en_US

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