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Managing Commons Across Levels of Organization

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Type: Book Chapter
Author: Carlsson, Lars; Berge, Erling
Book Title: Commons: Old and New
Publisher: Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Page(s): 23-34
Date: 2003
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/80
Sector: Theory
Region: Europe
Subject(s): co-management--theory
capacity building
forest management
common pool resources
Abstract: "Co-management has proven effective for sustainable management of natural resources. However, contemporary research indicates that in many cases local communities of resource users have develop sophisticated systems of collaboration, not only with the State but also with numerous other actors. These experiences also show that the State is no unity meaning that a community can establish different types of relations with different units of 'the State.' In this article the concept co-management network is launched as a way to label, and thereby to get a better understanding of these webs of collaborative agreements. It is conjectured that co-management networks normally are developed over significant periods of time, that they in essence nurture cross-scale institutional linkages, and that these characteristics enhance capacity building for better natural resources management. Finally, it is suggested that more research, which would explicitly employ the idea of co-management networks should be conducted."

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