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'Hybrid Institutions': Applications of Common Property Theory Beyond Discrete Tenure Regimes

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dc.contributor.author German, Laura en_US
dc.contributor.author Keeler, A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:33:32Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:33:32Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-28 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-28 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/988
dc.description.abstract "Property rights theory has contributed a great deal to global understanding of the factors shaping the management, governance and sustainability of discrete property regimes (individual, State, commons). Yet as the commons become increasingly altered and enclosed, and management challenges extend beyond the boundaries of any given property / territory, institutional theory must extend beyond discrete property regimes. This paper argues that even within conventional natural resource management domains, crucial elements of the commons literature provide powerful explanatory frameworks for theory and practice outside the realm of pure common property resources. Building on common property resource and externality theories in general, and the Ostrom and Coasean traditions in particular, we pose an alternative use of the term 'Hybrid Institution' to explore the governance of common or connected interests which cut across property regimes. Following a general introduction to a set of propositions for encompassing this expanded realm of analysis and application, we use the literature on integrated natural resource management to frame the scope of 'commons' issues facing rural communities today. Empirical and action research from eastern Africa and logical arguments are each used to illustrate and sharpen the focus of our propositions so that they can be rigorously tested in future research. This analysis demonstrates the instrumental potential of the concept of Hybrid Institutions as a framework for shaping more productive engagements with seemingly intractable natural resource management challenges at farm and landscape scale. Our analysis suggests that central elements of the Ostrom and Coasean traditions can be complementary explanatory lenses for contemporary resource conflict and management." en_US
dc.subject common pool resources--theory en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title 'Hybrid Institutions': Applications of Common Property Theory Beyond Discrete Tenure Regimes en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth July en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Governing Shared Resources: Connecting Local Experience to Global Challenges, the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates July 14-18, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Cheltenham, England en_US
dc.submitter.email elsa_jin@yahoo.com en_US

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