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Common Property Rights, Adaptive Capacity, and Response to Forest Disturbance

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dc.contributor.author Coleman, Eric A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-06T18:42:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-06T18:42:45Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7505
dc.description.abstract "I analyze common property rights of forest user groups and assess how such rights interact with adaptive capacity to constrain or enhance the ability of communities to engender favorable outcomes. I delineate common property rights in terms of rights of access, withdrawal, management, exclusion, and alienation. Then, using statistical analysis of 326 forest user groups from 13 countries from the database of the International Forestry Resources and Institutions program, I show how forest users respond to disturbance based on the property rights they hold, their organizational capacity, and the presence of rival users. I find that the presence of rival groups significantly modifies the efficacy of particular bundles of property rights, while organizational capacity has a limited role in engendering desirable outcomes in response to disturbance." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject adaptation en_US
dc.subject forestry en_US
dc.title Common Property Rights, Adaptive Capacity, and Response to Forest Disturbance en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US

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