Network Governance of the Commons

@article{Carlsson2006NetworkGO,
  title={Network Governance of the Commons},
  author={Lars Carlsson and Annica Sandstr{\"o}m},
  journal={The International Journal of the Commons},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={33-54}
}
The survival of the commons is closely associated with the potential to find ways to strengthen contemporary management systems, making them more responsive to a number of complexities, like the dynamics of ecosystems and related, but often fragmented, institutions. A discussion on the desirability of finding ways to establish so-called cross-scale linkages has recently been vitalised in the literature. In the same vein, concepts like adaptive management, co-management and adaptive co… 

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