Promise, trust, and evolution [electronic resource] : managing the commons of South Asia / edited by Rucha Ghate, Narpat S. Jodha, and Pranab Mukhopadhyay.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
1 online resource (417 p.)
Natural resources, Communal -- South Asia.
South Asia -- Economic conditions.
Electronic books.
From land management to water rights, this volume looks at the current status of Common Property Resources, or CPRs, in South Asia. Developed countries, have managed to establish well-defined property rights over numerous resources and in some instances extended non-exclusionary rights over privately owned resources over an extended period of time. In the developing world, however, the share of community property is extensive, either as a response to an expanding market or becausethe exposure to markets in still in its nascent stage. This coupled with the demands of globalization, has led to t
Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Contributors; Introduction; Part I: Issues and Challenges; 1. Common Property Resources: Economic Analytics; 2. Some Places Again: A 'Restricted' Revisit to Dry Regions of India; 3. Decentralization, Devolution, and Collective Action-A Review of International Experience; Part II: Evolution and Transitions; 4. Does Afforestation Ensure Sustainability? A Study of the Haors of Bangladesh; 5. A Tale of Three Villages: Practised Forestry in India
6. The Stake-Net Fishery Association of Negombo Lagoon, Sri Lanka: Why Has It Survived over 250 Years and Will It Survive another 100 Years?7. Transaction Costs and Institutional Innovation: Sustainability of Tank Aquaculture in Sri Lanka; 8. Irrigation Management-Does Bottom Up Work Better than Top Down in Sri Lanka?; Part III: Livelihoods and Distribution; 9. Heterogeneity, Commons, and Privatization: Agrarian Institutional Change in Goa; 10. Is Cooperation Costly with Diverse Economic Agents?; 11. Who Pays for Conservation: Evidence from Forestry in Nepal
12. Community Tanks vs Private Wells: Coping Strategies and Sustainability Issues in South IndiaPart IV: Statutory and Customary Law; 13. Tradition and Sovereignty: Conflicts over the Forests of Dir-Kohistan; 14. Is the State Passé? Competing Domains in Forestry in Orissa; 15. Efficiency and Low Costs Under Non-Limiting Supply Conditions in Bhutan; 16. So Far So Good: Next Steps in Community Forestry; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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Ghate, Rucha S. (Rucha Suresh), 1961-
Jodha, N. S.
Mukhopādhyāẏa, Praṇaba.
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