This meeting aims at assessing the effect of commons on the surrounding environment and society. Despite the reputation common property regimes have earned as being an inefficient way to manage natural resources both in economic and social terms, there are ample examples of communities of commoners that have shown their ability to adapt to changing contexts, and have been a driving force behind a balanced environmental and social development. Such issues have been well-studied in other social sciences, and can offer a source of inspiration for historical research.
The specific issues we expect to deal with in this workshop are the following:
1. Common Land and Environment: to what extend do property rights matter for sustainability?
2. Common property, social cohesion and social capital
Department of Economy
Public University of Navarre
Tel. (+34) 948169667
Fax (+34) 948169721
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