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The Economics of Transnational Commons

Partha Dasgupta, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Alessandro Vercelli


Transnational commons, cross-border areas without well-defined property rights, have long been ignored in ‘official’ development economics. This volume redresses the balance by adopting an environmental approach, which stresses the importance of shared natural resources and the links between acute poverty and environmental degradation. This book draws together contributors from fields as diverse as law, population studies, social anthropology, biological sciences, and economics, to present authoritative accounts that combine empirical case studies with rigorous theoretical foundations. Despite ... More

Keywords: transnational commons, cross-border areas, property rights, development economics, shared resources, poverty, environmental degradation, law, population studies, social anthropology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198292203
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292203.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Partha Dasgupta, editor
Cambridge University
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Karl-Göran Mäler, editor
Beijer Institute, Stockholm
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Alessandro Vercelli, editor
University of Siena

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