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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Common Lands and Customary Law

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Minoti Chakravarty-KaulReader, Department of Economics, Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, India

ISBN13: 9780195638622
ISBN: 019563862X
Published: May 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This text seeks to dispel the notion that communally held resources are necessarily open to private exploitation and misuse. It argues that customary law and institutions of property rights were devised by village communities to check the misuse of common property resources. This text aims at students in the fields of environmental, economic and agrarian history, development economists, and organizations and institutions involved with rural development and environmental preservation.

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List of Tables and Maps. Abbreviations.
Part 1:1 Common Lands in History and Theory.
Part 2:2 Regional Patterns.
3 Colonial Perception and the Commons.
4 Institutions and the Commons.
5 Claiming the Waste.
Part 3:6 Enter Customary Law.
7 The Embattled Commons.
8 Conclusion: And So the Commons. Bibliography. Glossary. Index