Protecting the commons : a framework for resource management in the Americas / edited by Joanna Burger [and others].

Commons -- lands, waters, and resources that are not legally owned and controlled by a single private entity, such as ocean and coastal areas, the atmosphere, public lands, freshwater aquifers, and migratory species -- are an increasingly contentious issue in resource management and international af...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Other Authors: Burger, Joanna.
Format: eBook
Published:Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©2001.
Table of Contents:
  • Reformulating the commons / Elinor Ostrom
  • When the commons becomes less tragic: land tenure, social organization, and fair trade in Mexico / José Sarukhán, Jorge Larson
  • Forest resources: institutions for local governance in Guatemala / Clark C. Gibson
  • Wildlife resources: the elk of Jackson Hole, Wyoming / Tim W. Clark
  • Cooperative and territorial resources: Brazilian artisanal fisheries / Alpina Begossi
  • Water resources: the southwestern United States / Edella Schlager, William Blomquist
  • Recreational and commercial fisheries / David Policansky
  • Community-based and cooperative fisheries: solutions to fishermen's problems / Bonnie J. McCay
  • Multiuse coastal commons: personal watercraft, conflicts, and resolutions / Joanna Burger
  • The atmospheric commons / John Harrison, Pamela Matson
  • Arctic contaminants and human health / John P. Middaugh
  • Medical care as a commons / Michael Gochfeld, Joanna Burger, Bernard D. Goldstein
  • Spatial techniques for understanding commons issues / Jeffrey E. Richey
  • Integrating scale and social justice in the commons / Michel Gelobter.