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Conditions for Successful Collective Action: Insights from Field Experiences

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780198290612
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601613 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198290616.003.0013
 Conditions for Successful Collective Action: Insights from Field Experiences

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This chapter analyses the conditions for successful collective action in the local level management of common property resources (CPRs). It discusses the problem of economic incentives, the twin issues of group size and homogeneity, the rationale and characteristics of the sanction system, and the role of tradition.

Keywords: collective action; common property resources; resource management; local level management

Chapter.  34254 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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