Secure rights and non-credibility: the paradoxical dynamics of canal irrigation in India

@article{Mollinga2016SecureRA,
  title={Secure rights and non-credibility: the paradoxical dynamics of canal irrigation in India},
  author={P. Mollinga},
  journal={The Journal of Peasant Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={43},
  pages={1310 - 1331}
}
  • P. Mollinga
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Peasant Studies
This paper contributes to the collection on institutional form versus function by looking at the opposite side of the conceptual equation: clear and formal property rights coupled to low credibility. Since colonial times the formal property rights of the means of agricultural production are clear in South Asian large-scale canal irrigation. However, legal entitlements to water are routinely violated, while canal irrigation exhibits a series of ‘performance problems’. Legally clearly and… Expand
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