Challenges to proponents of common property resource system: despairing voices from the social forests of Zimbabwe
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Campbell, B.M., Mandondo, A., Nemarundwe, N., Sithole, B., de Jong, W., Luckert, M., Matose, F. 2001. Challenges to proponents of common property resource system: despairing voices from the social forests of Zimbabwe . World Development 29 (4) :589-600. ISSN: 0305-750X.
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There is a fair degree of misplaced optimism about common property resource (CPR) management. In investigating common property issues for woodlands in communal areas in Zimbabwe, there are numerous case studies showing a breakdown of local institutions for CPR management, and the lack of any emerging alternative institutions for such management. There are a number of contributing economics, social and ecological factors to this phenomenon. This article argues that the formal rule-based systems that form the cornerstones of the proposed CPR systems are far removed from the current institutional systems, rooted in norm-based controls. It suggests that advocacy of CPR systems has to be tempered with critical analysis.
SubjectsFOREST GOVERNANCE AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY;
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