Property-rights regimes and coastal fisheries: An empirical analysis

TitleProperty-rights regimes and coastal fisheries: An empirical analysis
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsSchlager, E, Ostrom, E
EditorAnderson, TL, Simmons, RT
Book TitleThe political economy of customs and culture: Informal solutions to the commons problem
Date Published1993
PublisherRowman & Littlefield
CityLanham, MD
ISBN0933595123; 978-0933595125
Call NumberHD1286.P64 1993
Keywordsaquatic resources; common property; fishing grounds; marine

Since different bundles of rights affect the behavior of resource users, it is crucial that in analyzing common pool resources the types of property rights held by users be made explicity. Defining how fishing grounds may be used substantially affects whether fishers resolved common pool resource dilemmas. The term "common property" can't begin to capture the diversity of rights held in common by resource users. Instead, a more precise language that captures meaningful differences among different property rights regimes.


Credited in Warren Bibliography as Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, R93-10

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Number of pages

41 pp.

Short TitleProperty-rights regimes and coastal fisheries

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