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Formalizing the informal: is there a way to safely unlock human potential through land entitlement? A review of changing land administration in Africa

Liz Alden Wily

in Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204762
eISBN:
9780191603860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204764.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This paper looks at how rural land rights are being formalized in Africa. It argues that highly significant improvements are emerging under the current wave of land reform. In a rising number of ... More


Between Nationalization and Privatization: Common Property as the Third Way?

Peter Ho

in Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280698
eISBN:
9780191602528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928069X.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The current trend of property rights reform in China is towards nationalization or privatization through the lease system. Exactly for this reason, experimentation with alternative tenure ... More


The Regulated Common Property

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the regulated common property regime, wherein human groups impose sufficient discipline upon their members to save common property resources from destruction or degradation. It ... More


Some Concluding Reflections on the Privatization of Common Property Resources

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents some conclusions on the privatisation of common property resources. It argues that the property rights school confuses property regimes in which a resource is free for the ... More


Environmental Governance: The Aspect of Coordination *

Arild Vatn

in Global Environmental Commons: Analytical and Political Challenges in Building Governance Mechanisms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656202
eISBN:
9780191742149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656202.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Human action is interlinked through the physical environment. Hence, a main challenge for environmental governance is to institutionally connect actions that are physically connected by necessity. ... More


Fugacious Resources and Common Property

Anthony Scott

in The Evolution of Resource Property Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198286035
eISBN:
9780191718410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286035.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This brief chapter introduces the similarities in the evolution of the characteristics of property rights over the using of running water, petroleum resources, and stocks of ocean fish. These are all ... More


Conditions for Successful Collective Action: Insights from Field Experiences

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the conditions for successful collective action in the local level management of common property resources (CPRs). It discusses the problem of economic incentives, the twin ... More


The Global Economy and the Poor

Pranab Bardhan

in Understanding Poverty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay explores the issue of globalization, focusing on damage caused to jobs, wages, and incomes of poor people by the dislocations and competition of international trade and foreign investment, ... More


The Tragedy of the Commons

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the ‘tragedy of the commons’, which attributes the inefficiency in managing natural resources to the absence of well-defined property rights and the regime of open access that ... More


The Unregulated Common Property: The Prisoner's Dilemma Revisited

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the pessimistic view implied by the ‘tragedy of commons’, that uncoordinated human behaviour leads to the destruction of the commons. It identifies the limitations of Ronald ... More


Recent Changes Affecting Collective Action at Village Level

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the impact of economic and social environment changes on collective action in village societies with respect to the management of common property resources (CPRs). It is divided ... More


Liberal Reforms and Community Responses in Mexico

Alain de Janvry, Céline Dutilly, Carlos Muñoz‐Piña, and Elisabeth Sadoulet

in Communities and Markets in Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241019
eISBN:
9780191601217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241015.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

The ejido communities in Mexico were the product of the state as part of the settlement of a bloody peasant-led revolution at the beginning of the century. The reforms of 1992 devolved to the ... More


Resource Allocation Mechanisms

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The main part of this chapter discusses resource allocation mechanisms in seven sections; (1) resources and property rights; (2) markets and market mechanisms; (3) culture and market transactions; ... More


Heterogeneity, Commons, and Privatization: Agrarian Institutional Change in Goa

Pranab Mukhopadhyay

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In the debate on common property resource management, asset redistribution and privatization of commons have emerged as contentious issues. This chapter uses a case study in Goa, India, to examine ... More


Co‐Management as a New Approach to Regulation of Common Property Resources

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This paper focuses on the co-management approach to regulating common property resources. The nature of co-management arrangements or contracts, and applications of co-management in various ... More


The Role of Community in Economic Development

Yujiro Hayami and Yoshihisa Godo

in Development Economics: From the Poverty to the Wealth of Nations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199272709
eISBN:
9780191602870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272700.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The community is considered the third pillar of the economic system in addition to the market and the state. The market is an organization coordinating competition among people seeking profits by ... More


Public Goods and Common‐Property Resources 1

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The main part of this chapter discusses resource allocation mechanisms in seven sections: (1) resources and property rights; (2) markets and market mechanisms; (3) culture and market transactions; ... More


The Stake‐Net Fishery Association of Negombo Lagoon, Sri Lanka: Why Has It Survived over 250 Years and Will It Survive another 100 Years?

Asha Gunawardena and Paul Steele

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Fisheries are key to the livelihoods of up to a million poor people in Sri Lanka. Open-access fisheries exhibit free entry with the result that fishing leads to overharvesting and profits fall to ... More


Introduction

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion on the issue of managing local or village-level natural resources. It highlights the difference between regulated common property and private ... More


Co‐Ordination and Leadership in the Unregulated Common Property: Some Lessons from Game Theory

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the contribution of game theory in understanding the problems of unregulated common property. It argues that the problems of resource exploitation may or may not be adequately ... More


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