Claiming Reindeer in Norway: Towards a Theory of the Dynamics of Property Regime Formation and Change

"The study focuses on the formation and change of property regimes with respect to the reindeer of Norway. The aims of the study are to use the Saami-reindeer nexus in Norway: to understand the emergence and change of property regimes; to identify sources of contradiction and conflict in the claims made on resources or goods; to explore how conflicts are played out - regulated or not, resolved or not - and the consequences of these processes; to examine the politics of property, including the role and impact of the politics of non-property issues and policies on property regimes; and to identify other factors that influence and affect property regimes, including unintended consequences of policies, and exogenous events including accidents."
property rights, reindeer, grazing, common pool resources, conflict