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On Local Cooperation for the Care of Forests

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dc.contributor.author Vira, Bhaskar
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-31T14:38:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-31T14:38:44Z
dc.date.issued 1993 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8281
dc.description.abstract "This paper presents an analysis of community management of forest resources, using a social custom model of individual behavior. Agents are sensitive to the reputation which follows from observing social rules and suffer when they violate the norm. Cooperation may arise out of this process of interdependent decision-making. In particular, it is shown that partial cooperation may be a stable outcome of agents are heterogenous. Superior cooperative outcomes may exist at the same time as less efficient modes of forest use with no (or less) cooperation. Sustaining cooperation may be more feasible in certain communities than in others. Attention is paid to the impact of shocks, which may shift a community from an exploitative mode of use to a more conservationist mode. An alteration of property rights, from State ownership to common property, may be one such shock mechanism. Some tentative thoughts are put forward on the evolution of norms and norm-based behavior." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject cooperation en_US
dc.title On Local Cooperation for the Care of Forests en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Common Property in Ecosystems Under Stress, the Fourth Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 16-19 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Manila, Philippines en_US

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