The Contested Commons / Edition 1

The Contested Commons / Edition 1

by Pranab Bardhan
     
 

ISBN-10: 140515716X

ISBN-13: 9781405157162

Pub. Date: 01/02/2008

Publisher: Wiley

The Contested Commons explores the theme of common environmental resources from the dual perspectives of economics and anthropology, with a focus on developing countries.

  • Contributed readings written by senior scholars in the fields of Economics, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Looks at the challenges of interdisciplinary work in the social

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Overview

The Contested Commons explores the theme of common environmental resources from the dual perspectives of economics and anthropology, with a focus on developing countries.

  • Contributed readings written by senior scholars in the fields of Economics, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Looks at the challenges of interdisciplinary work in the social sciences, illustrating the variation in approaches/methodology
  • Focuses on economic security, ecological sustainability, identity formation, and participatory decision-making, particularly in the developing world

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405157162
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Economists, Anthropologists, and the Contested Commons: Pranab Bardhan and Isha Ray (both University of California at Berkeley).

2. Managing the Commons: The Role of Social Norms and Beliefs: Jean-Philippe Platteau (University of Namur, Belgium).

3. Sustainable Governance of Common-pool Resources: Context, Method, and Politics: Arun Agrawal (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).

4. Cooperative Conversations: Outcomes and Processes in Economics and Anthropology: Isha Ray (University of California at Berkeley).

5. Collective Action, Common Property, and Social Capital in South India: An Anthropological Commentary: David Mosse (University of London).

6. Culture and Power in the Commons Debate: Amita Baviskar (Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi).

7. A Simple Model of Collective Action: Rajiv Sethi and E. Somanathan (Columbia University and Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi).

8. Revisiting Demsetz: Contextualizing Community-Private Ownership in Western India: Pranab Mukhopadhyay (University of Goa, Panaji).

9. Scale and Mobility in Defining the Commons: Vyjayanthi Rao and Arjun Appadurai (both The New School, New York).

10. Symbolic Public Goods and the Coordination of Collective Action: A Comparison of Local Development in India and Indonesia: Vijayendra Rao (The World Bank, Washington, DC).

11. Interdisciplinarity as a Three-way Conversation: Barriers and Possibilities: Sharachchandra Lélé (Centre for International Studies in Environment and Development, Bangalore).

12. Feminism Spoken Here: Epistemologies for Interdisciplinary Development Research: Cecile Jackson (Institute of Development Studies, Brighton).

Commentaries.

Commentary 1: Social Norms and Cooperative Behavior: Notes from the Hinterland between Economics and Anthropology: Kaushik Basu (Cornell University, New York).

Commentary 2: Sociologists and Economists on “the Commons”: Erik Olin Wright (University of Wisconsin, Madison).

Commentary 3: CPR Institutions: Game-theory Constructs and Empirical Relevance: Nirmal Sengupta (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Studies, Chennai).

Commentary 4: Disciplinary Perspectives and Policy Design for Common-pool Resources: Some Reflections: Kanchan Chopra (Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi).

Commentary 5: Understanding Common Property Resources and Their Management: A Potential Bridge across Disciplinary Divides?: A. Vaidyanathan (Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai).

Commentary 6: And Never the Twain Shall Meet? An Exchange on the Strengths and Weaknesses of Anthropology and Economics in Analyzing the Commons: Ravi Kanbur and Annelise Riles (Cornell University, New York).

Index

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