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Federal Constitutions: The Keystone of Nested Commons Governance

  title={Federal Constitutions: The Keystone of Nested Commons Governance},
  author={Blake Hudson},
  journal={Stetson University College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series},
  • B. Hudson
  • Published 2011
  • Economics
  • Stetson University College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series
The constitutional structure of a federal system of government can undermine effective natural capital management across scales, from local to global. Federal constitutions that grant subnational governments virtually exclusive regulatory authority over certain types of natural capital appropriation — such as resources appropriated by private forest management or other land-use-related economic development activities — entrench a legally defensible natural capital commons in those jurisdictions… Expand
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