TITLE

The Management of Common Property Resources: can Community-Based Organisations be a Viable Solution? The Case Study of the Gram Sabbha in the Thanagazi Block, Rajasthan, India

AUTHOR(S)
Torri, Maria-Costanza
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Revista Geográfica;jul-dic2009, Issue 146, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Can locally based collective action be a viable way to manage common property resources? Many scholars on collective action and common property are pessimistic about the ability of people who face problems with common property resources to organize sustainable patterns of use for themselves. Some of them favour privatization of the commons as the only viable solution; others envisage the imposition of state regulation. In India, as in many developing countries, community organizations are playing an increasingly important role in the management of natural resources and biodiversity conservation, especially in the move towards decentralisation which is currently a priority of the government agenda. This article analyses the case study of the Thanagazi block (Rajasthan), India which represents an example of successful common resources conservation at community level achieved through a village organization, the Gram Sabbha. The results of the case study show that clear benefits may be derived from common property regimes.
ACCESSION #
47371885

 

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