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The term commons is most frequently used to refer to those natural resources that are held in common by a community.

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Peer-reviewed publication
February 2021
Australia
Belgium
Canada
United States of America

Communal forests are a unique land tenure system and comprise a singular legal category in Galicia. Their persistence over time demonstrates that this community-owned resource has overcome the “tragedy of the commons”, showing their capability to successfully develop self-governing institutions. However, communal forests have rarely been studied through the lens of economics.

On Equal Ground: Promising Practices for Realizing Women’s Rights in Collectively Held Lands
Reports & Research
February 2021
Africa
Mexico
Indonesia

Sustainable land governance requires that all members of a community, both women and men, have equal rights and say in decisions that affect their collectively-held lands. Unfortunately, women around the world have less land ownership and weaker land rights than men – but this can change, and this report shows ways how that can be done.

On Equal Ground: Promising Practices for Realizing Women’s Rights in Collectively Held Lands
Reports & Research
February 2021
Africa
Mexico
Indonesia

La gobernanza sostenible de la tierra requiere que todos los miembros de una comunidad, tanto mujeres como hombres, tengan los mismos derechos y voz en las decisiones que afectan a sus tierras de propiedad colectiva.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2020
Mongolia

Local commons are underutilized in resource management models, thus limiting the effectiveness of the commons concept. This study examined the actual situation of the local commons in Altanbulag soum, a suburb of Ulaanbaatar City, Mongolia, where land degradation is a concern, using the case study method. Interviews using semi-structured questionnaires were conducted with pastoralists.

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Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Trinidad and Tobago
Brazil
United States of America
Spain
Belgium

The Franks Tract State Recreation Area (Franks Tract) is an example of a complex contemporary park mired in ecological and socio-political contestation of what it is and should be.

Journal Articles & Books
September 2020
Denmark
Norway

Public spaces are believed to make cities more liveable, healthy and socially equal. To date, discussions about public spaces have primarily revolved around emblematic types, such as squares and parks, while little attention has been paid to cemeteries.

Peer-reviewed publication
May 2020
Ethiopia

Pastoralism faces diverse challenges, that include, among others, land tenure insecurity, that has necessitated the need to formalize land rights. Some governments have started regularizing rights for privately owned land, but this is complex to implement in pastoral areas where resources are used and managed collectively.

Peer-reviewed publication
April 2020
Tanzania

The topic of large-scale land acquisition (LSLA) has attracted wide interest in the literature and the media. However, there is little work on the gendered institutional changes and gendered impacts on common pool resources (CPR) due to LSLA. The aim of this paper is to address these impacts.

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