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Common Property Institutions and Sustainable Governance of Resources
Abstract The literature on common property-based resource management comprises many important studies that seek to specify the conditions under which groups of users will self-organize andExpand
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Enchantment and Disenchantment: The Role of Community in Natural Resource Conservation
Summary. — The poor conservation outcomes that followed decades of intrusive resource management strategies and planned development have forced policy makers and scholars to reconsider the role ofExpand
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Dismantling the Divide Between Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge
In the past few years scholarly discussions have characterized indigenous knowledge as a significant resource for development. This article interrogates the concept of indigenous knowledge and theExpand
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Environmentality: Technologies of Government and the Making of Subjects
In Kumaon in northern India, villagers set hundreds of forest fires in the early 1920s, protesting the colonial British state’s regulations to protect the environment. Yet by the 1990s, they hadExpand
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Accountability in decentralization: A framework with South Asian and West African cases
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The role of local institutions in adaptation to climate change
This paper examines the relationships between climate-related vulnerabilities, adaptation practices, institutions, and external interventions to show the role and importance of local institutions inExpand
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Recentralizing while decentralizing: How national governments reappropriate forest resources
Summary Decentralization initiatives have been launched in the majority of developing countries, but these rarely lay the foundations necessary to reach decentralization’s purported efficiency andExpand
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Collective Action, Property Rights, and Decentralization in Resource Use in India and Nepal
National governments in almost all developing countries have begun to decentralize policies and decision making related to development, public services, and the environment. Existing research on theExpand
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Changing Governance of the World's Forests
Major features of contemporary forest governance include decentralization of forest management, logging concessions in publicly owned commercially valuable forests, and timber certification,Expand
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Does REDD+ Threaten to Recentralize Forest Governance?
A major new approach to emissions mitigation may interrupt a promising trend toward decentralized forest management. Over the past 25 years, developing countries have transitioned towardExpand
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