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Analyzing Institutional Successes and Failures: A Millennium of Common Mountain Pastures in Iceland

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dc.contributor.author Eggertsson, Thráinn en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:32:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:32:34Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-06-12 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-06-12 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/840
dc.description.abstract "Throughout their history, the island economies of the North Atlantic have relied to a large extent on common property resources both in agriculture and in the fisheries. It is well established that the sharing of resources need not always lead to a full-scale dissipation of wealth, the tragedy of the commons, when certain conditions are met. However, it is also well known that communities often fail to establish institutions for restricting entry to the commons, and, even when they exist, these institutions are often fragile structures, vulnerable to pressures from population growth, technological change, and shifts in political power and processes. Therefore, it is of considerable interest to examine the evolution of property rights to natural resources in the North Atlantic communities, such as Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroes, and investigate whether institutions did emerge in these societies that effectively regulated entry and prevented the dissipation of their natural resources. The present study is concerned with the law and economics of Icelandic agriculture, specifically with the institutions that for more than a thousand years have regulated the use of the country's extensive common mountain pastures." en_US
dc.subject common pool resources--economics en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject tragedy of the commons en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject mountain regions en_US
dc.subject pastoralism en_US
dc.title Analyzing Institutional Successes and Failures: A Millennium of Common Mountain Pastures in Iceland en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Iceland en_US
dc.subject.sector Grazing en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Colloquium at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates February 17, 1992 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN en_US

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