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Author Moor, Tine de, author.

Title The dilemma of the commoners : understanding the use of common-pool resources in long-term perspective / Tine De Moor
Published New York, New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (226 p.)
Series Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions
Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Contents Cover; Half-title page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Figures and Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The emergence of commons and other forms of institutions for collective action in western Europe from the late Middle Ages onwards1; 1.1 An institutional revolution in western Europe?; 1.2 Historical development: the rise of commonsand guilds from 1000 to 1300; 1.3 Distinct institutions for collective action; 1.4 The design of institutions for collectiveaction; 1.4.1 Exclusive
1.4.2 Self-governed and relatively democratic governance structure1.4.3 Protectionist; 1.4.4 Local; 1.4.5 Features of the governance model versus featuresof successful institutions; 1.5 Explaining the origins of institutions for collectiveaction in western Europe; 1.5.1 Motives for collective action: potential advantagesof cooperation; 1.5.2 Motors of institutions for collective action: stimulating factorsto form collectivities; 1.5.3 Conditions for collective action: weak family ties, tolerantstates, and legal recognition; 1.6 Conclusions; 2 Common land and common rights inFlanders1
2.1 Description of the area2.2 The nature of common land; 2.2.1 Common waste; Common pasture; Common meadow; Common woodlands; 2.2.2 Common arable land; 2.3 The evolution of the legal basis of common land; 2.4 Management of common land in Flanders21; 2.4.1 Boundaries of common land; Basic conditions of access to the common; Supplementary conditions for access to common land; 2.4.2 Regulation of the use of common land; 2.4.3 Managers and monitors of common land; 2.5 Conclusions; 3 From rules to practice: case description, sources, and methodology
3.1 Case study: the common of the Gemene and Loweidenin the villages of Assebroek and Oedelem, Flanders3.1.1 The rights and duties of the aanborgers; 3.1.2 Historial sources on the case of the Gemene and Loweiden; 3.2 Methodological framework: the functioning of a common captured in a three-dimensional approach; 4 The choices of the commoners: understanding utility, efficiency, and equity on the commons through the behavior ofcommoners; 4.1 The commoners' changing participation in use and managementof the common; 4.2 The effect of changing power balances on the managementof the common
4.3 Dealing with overand under-exploitation4.4 Keeping it in common: the choice between collective andprivate property; 4.5 Conclusions; 5 Dealing with dilemmas: conclusions; Epilogue: The revenge of history?: The return of homo cooperans in present-day western European countries; References; Archival references; Index
Summary Tine De Moor links the historical debate about the long-term evolution of commons to the present-day debates on common-pool resources
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Description based on print version record
Subject Cooperation -- Europe -- History
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1139135457