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The Commons in the New Millennium : Challenges and Adaptation - Nives Dolsak

The Commons in the New Millennium

Challenges and Adaptation

By: Nives Dolsak (Editor), Elinor Ostrom (Editor), Bonnie J. McCay (Foreword by)

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Globalization, population growth, and resource depletion are drawing increased attention to the importance of common resources such as forests, water resources, and fisheries. It is critical that these resources be governed in an equitable and sustainable way. "The Commons in the New Millennium" presents cutting-edge research in common property theory and provides an overview and progress report on common property research. The book analyzes new problems that owners, managers, policy makers, and analysts face in managing natural commons. It examines recent findings about the physical characteristics of the commons, their complexity and interconnectedness, and the role of social capital. It also provides empirical studies and suggestions for sustainable development. The topics discussed include the role of financial, political, and social capital in deforestation, community efforts to gain political influence in Indonesia, the Maine lobster industry, outcomes of the implementation of individual transferable quotas in New Zealand and Iceland fisheries, and design of multilateral emissions trading for regional air pollution and global warming.

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It is hard to imagine a person who would not learn something from examining this book.

-Forest Reinhardt Environment
As the editors point out, the commons are not a nearly extinct topic, but rather a vitally important one.

-Randall J. Hannum, Natural Resources Forum * Reviews *
It is hard to imagine a person who would not learn something from examining this book.

-Forest Reinhardt Environment * Reviews *

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Series Forewordp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xix
List of Contributorsp. xxiii
The Challenges of the Commonsp. 3
Managing Species, HAbitats, and Landscapes at Multiple Scales
Changes in the Territorial System of the Main Lobster Industryp. 37
Transition in the American Fishing Commons: Management Problems and Institutional Design Challengesp. 61
The Relationship between Resource Definition and Scale: Considering the Forestp. 77
Privatizing the Commons... Twelve Years Later: Fishers' Experiences with New Zealand's Market-Based Fisheries Managementp. 101
Stakeholders, Courts, and Communities: Individual Transferable Quotas in Icelandic Fisheries, 1991-2001p. 129
Multilateral Emission Trading: Heterogeneity in Domestic and International Common-Pool Resource Managementp. 169
Financial, Social, and Political Capital: Managing Common-Pool Resources and Shaping the Macropolitical and Macroeconomic Environment
Shaping Local Forest Tenure in National Politicsp. 221
A Framework for Analyzing the Physical-, Social-, and Human-Capital Effects of Microcredit on Common-Pool Resourcesp. 265
Using Social Capital to Create Political Capital: How Do Local Communities Gain Political Influence? A Theoretical Approach and Empirical Evidence from Thailandp. 291
Adaptation to Challengesp. 337
Indexp. 361
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ISBN: 9780262541428
ISBN-10: 0262541424
Series: Politics, Science, and the Environment
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 393
Published: 14th February 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.54