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Trade-offs between communal and private institutions in natural resource management along the spaces of time and space: Reflection from four case studies in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mahonge, C. P. I.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-25T15:45:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-25T15:45:26Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Mahonge, C.P.I. (2014). Trade-offs between communal and private institutions in natural resource management along the spaces of time and place: reflection from four case studies in Tanzania. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences (IJPSS), Volume 4 (2): 89-98 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2249-5894
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3104
dc.description Research article en_US
dc.description.abstract Classic scholars Hardin and Ostrom emerged with counter-traditions to each other in favor of private and communal natural resource management institutions respectively. In these premises, Hardin argues that it is not possible for local people cooperatively to manage a common resource sustainably because individuals in the community will always be driven by the rationale of ensuring more of personal gains at the expense of others. And, according to him, because every individual is driven by the same rationality the common will ultimately collapse, the state he calls “tragedy of the commons”. On the contrary, Ostrom opposes Hardin by arguing that the community has the power of devising rules systems that enable it to manage the common sustainably. Impliedly, the two scholars portray that either communal or private institutions will prevail at specific spaces of time and place but not both. In this article, I challenge this contention using four case studies that have substantiated the use of both communal and private institutions by the same social players at different time-space, and/or co-existence of both communal and private institutions at the same spaces of time and/or place. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IJPSS en_US
dc.subject Communal institutions en_US
dc.subject Private institutions en_US
dc.subject Natural resource management en_US
dc.subject Co-existence en_US
dc.title Trade-offs between communal and private institutions in natural resource management along the spaces of time and space: Reflection from four case studies in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijpss&volume=4&issue=2&article=008 en_US


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