Constitutionality: Conditions for Crafting Local Ownership of Institution-Building Processes

Haller, Tobias; Acciaioli, Gregory; Rist, Stephan (2016). Constitutionality: Conditions for Crafting Local Ownership of Institution-Building Processes. Society & Natural Resources, 29(1), pp. 68-87. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/08941920.2015.1041661

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This article presents constitutionality as a new approach for analyzing bottom-up institution-building processes emphasizing local perceptions and local agency in common pool resource management. Using four case studies—fisheries in Zambia; pasture and forestry in Mali; fisheries in Indonesia; forestry in Bolivia—this approach analyzes examples of local institution building differing from top-down imposed participation. Our analysis highlights six components of constitutionality: emic perceptions of the need for new institutions, participatory processes of negotiation, preexisting institutions as a basis for institution building, outside catalyzing agents, recognition of local knowledge, and higher level acknowledgment of the new institutions.

Item Type: Journal Article (Original Article)
Division/Institute: 08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Social Anthropology
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
UniBE Contributor: Haller, Tobias; Acciaioli, Gregory and Rist, Stephan
Subjects: 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
ISSN: 0894-1920
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Projects: [486] Constitutionality: Bottom-up institution building and resource governance
Language: English
Submitter: Johanna Weidtmann
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 08:57
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 12:15
Publisher DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2015.1041661
Uncontrolled Keywords: bargaining power, emic views on institution building, interfaces of local and national institutions, local institutions, natural resource governance
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.70100
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70100

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