The Commons in a Glocal World: Global Connections and Local Responses

Haller, Tobias; Breu, Thomas; De Moor, Tine; Rohr, Christian; Znoj, Heinzpeter (eds.) (2019). The Commons in a Glocal World: Global Connections and Local Responses. Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press

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This volume focuses on how, in Europe, the debate on the commons is discussed in regard to historical and contemporary dimensions, critically referencing the work on Elinor Ostrom. It also explores from the perspective of new institutional political ecology (NIPE) how Europe directly and indirectly affected and affects, the commons globally. Most of the research on the management of commons pool resources is limited to dealing with one of two topics: either the interaction between local participatory governance and development of institutions for commons management, or a political-economy approach that focuses on global change as it is related to the increasingly globalised expansion of capitalist modes of production, consumption and societal reproduction. This volume bridges the two, addressing how global players affect the commons worldwide and how they relate to responses emerging from within the commons in a global-local (glocal) world. Authors from a range of academic disciplines present research findings on recent developments on the commons, including: historical insights; new innovations for participatory institutions building in Europe or several types of commons grabbing, especially in Africa related to European investments; and restrictions on the management of commons at the international level. European case studies are included, providing interesting examples of local participation in commons resource management, while simultaneously showing Europe as a centre for globalized capitalism and its norms and values, affecting the rest of the world, particularly developing countries. This book will be of interest to students and researchers from a wide range of disciplines including natural resource management, environmental governance, political geography and environmental history.

Item Type:

Book (Edited Volume)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Social Anthropology
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Haller, Tobias; Breu, Thomas Michael; Rohr, Christian and Znoj, Heinzpeter

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe

ISBN:

978-1-138-48481-8

Series:

Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

Publisher:

CRC Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lisa Alvarado Grefa-Lüscher

Date Deposited:

08 May 2019 14:33

Last Modified:

29 May 2019 08:59

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/128514

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