Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia by Rucha GhatePromise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia by Rucha Ghate

Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

EditorRucha Ghate, Narpat Jodha, Pranab Mukhopadhyay

Hardcover | January 10, 2008

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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 overprivately 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 because the exposure to markets in still in its nascent stage. This coupled with the demands of globalization,has led to the co-existence of both community ownership of resources as well as an evolving private property rights market. This tension between public versus private ownership rights is particularly relevant in the developing countries of South Asia, not only because of its shared history but also because of its resources frequently cross national boundaries. This book tells the story of CPRs and the commons in arapidly changing South Asia. Including contributions from those working with natural resources in Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, the papers discuss issues such as equity in distribution; efficiency and productivity of resources; sustainability of resources; and institutionaltransition and governance.
Rucha Ghate is Director (Projects) of SHODH, a research institute based in Nagpur, India. She is also Director of Collaborative Research Center (India), International Forestry Resources and Institutions, Indiana University, Bloomington. She was earlier a Reader in Economics at Nagpur University, India and a Visiting Fellow at Indiana ...
Title:Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:January 10, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199213836

ISBN - 13:9780199213832


Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I Issues and Challenges1. Partha Dasgupta: Common Property Resources: Economic Analytics2. Narpat Jodha: Some Places Again: A 'Restricted' Revisit to Dry Regions of India3. Priya Shyamsundar: Decentralization, Devolution, And Collective Action - A Review of International ExperiencePart II Evolution and Transitions4. A.K. Enamul Haque: Does afforestation ensure sustainability? A study of the Haors of Bangladesh5. Rucha Ghate: A Tale of Three Villages: Practiced Forestry in India6. Asha Gunawardana and Paul Steele: 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. Athula Senarathne and Kalpa Karunanayake: Transaction Costs and Institutional Innovation: Sustainability of Tank Aquaculture in Sri Lanka8. Gamini Herath: Irrigation Management - Does Bottom up work better than Top Down in Sri Lanka ?Part III Livelihoods and Distribution9. Pranab Mukhopadhyay: Heterogeneity, Commons, and Privatization: Agrarian Change in Goa10. Bhim Adhikari: Is Cooperation Costly with Diverse Economic Agents?11. Arun Khatri-Chhetri: Who pays for Conservation: Evidence from Forestry in Nepal12. R. Balasubramanian: Community Tanks vs. Private Wells: Coping Strategies and Sustainability Issues in South IndiaPart IV Statutory and Customary Law13. Shaheen Rafi Khan: Tradition and Sovereignty: Conflicts over Dir-Kohistan's Forests14. Arabinda Mishra: Is the state passe? Competing domains in forestry in Orissa15. Edward. L. Webb and Lam Dorji: Efficiency and Low Costs Under Non-limiting Supply Conditions in Bhutan16. Keshav Raj Kanel: So Far So Good: Next Steps in Community Forestry