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Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Rucha Ghate, Narpat Jodha, and Pranab Mukhopadhyay


From land management to water rights, this book looks at the current status of Common Property Resources, or CPRs, in South Asia. Developed countries have managed to establish well-defined property rights over numerous resources, and in some instances, extended non-exclusionary rights over privately owned resources over an extended period of time. In the developing world, however, the share of community property is extensive, either as a response to an expanding market or because the exposure to markets in still in its nascent stage. This coupled with the demands of globalization, has led to t ... More

Keywords: CPRs, South Asia, non-exclusionary rights, community property, globalization, public versus private, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199213832
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rucha Ghate, editor
SHODH and IFRI, Indiana University
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Narpat Jodha, editor
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal

Pranab Mukhopadhyay, editor
Goa University, India

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Rucha Ghate, Narpat S. Jodha, and Pranab Mukhopadhyay

Part I Issues and Challenges

Part II Evolution and Transitions

Part III Livelihoods and Distribution

Part IV Statutory and Customary Law

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