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Making the Commons Work: Conservation and Cooperation in Common Property Resources. The Case of Irish Commonage
Van Rensburg, Thomas
Commonage represents land held under common property which incorporates a system of local cooperative arrangements and rules to conserve and manage the Irish uplands. We analyse the institutional and economic factors which influence the behavior of commonage farmers under a common property regime using a recursive bivariate probit model. Results show that (1) cooperation has a positive and important impact on commonage conservation; (2) agricultural policies by way of livestock premia increase the level of degradation; whilst (3) farm financial support through agri-environment measures positively affects commonage conservation and encourages cooperation between farmers.
Keyword(s): Cooperation; Common property resources; Grazing; Agricultural policies; Economics
Publication Date:
Type: Working paper
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: NUI Galway
Publisher(s): National University of Ireland, Galway
File Format(s): application/pdf
First Indexed: 2015-11-10 09:21:09 Last Updated: 2015-11-10 09:21:09