Creating new commons
Synonyms: Intervening in the market to provide new common property resources
Governing common pool resources
Context: The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. These include communal tenure in meadows and forest, irrigation communities and other water rights, and fisheries. Both state control and privatization of resources have been advocated, but neither the state nor the market has been uniformly successful in solving common-pool resource problems.
Claim: In contrast to the propositions of the 'tragedy of the commons' argument, common-pool problems sometimes are solved by voluntary organizations rather than by a coercive state.
Subjects: Resources Land type/useMarketPropertyGovernment
Type Classification: C: Cross-sectoral strategies