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dc.contributor.authorSikor, Thomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T14:55:41Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T14:55:41Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22292-
dc.description.abstractThe paper analyses the institutional dynamics surrounding common-pool resources in postsocialist Central and Eastern Europe. It is conceived in close conjunction with the case studies reported in the four preceding papers in this series. The purpose of this paper is to frame the individual case inquiries, compare the findings from the four plus two additional case studies, and relate those to broader agrarian and environmental changes in Central and Eastern Europe. The comparative assessment suggests that resource governance has shifted from the previously dominant legal and administrative state hierarchies towards markets. In addition, state power has moved from central governments towards local authorities. The waning and decentralisation of state power has caused the emergence of significant gaps between property legislation and rights-in-practice, which have been particularly stark in weak states. The discrepancy between legal texts and rights-in-practice leads to the exclusion of public and collective interests in favour of private interests in CPR management. It finds its environmental expression in the declining use of water control systems, widespread destruction of water infrastructure, and unfettered conversion of agricultural land for urban sprawl. Thus, the findings attest to the central role of distributive issues in postsocialist privatisation and suggest an additional dimension of distributive conflict: different rights and obligations associated with resources. They also suggest the need for postsocialist governments to be actively involved in the management of common-pool resources for the protection of public and collective interests.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCEESA discussion paper / Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences 10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwAllmenderessourceen_US
dc.subject.stwInstitutioneller Wandelen_US
dc.subject.stwLandwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwUmweltbewußtseinen_US
dc.subject.stwOsteuropaen_US
dc.titleThe commons in transitionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn497502089en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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