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Common Patrimony: A Concept to Analyze Collective Natural Resource Management. The Case of Water Management in France

Iratxe Calvo-Mendieta, Olivier Petit () and Franck-Dominique Vivien

Ecological Economics, 2017, vol. 137, issue C, 126-132

Abstract: The objective of this article is to show that, along with the concepts of common property and common-pool resources, the concept of common patrimony can be relevant for analyzing collective natural resource management. We proceed in three steps. First, we present the concept of common patrimony and we distinguish it from common property and common-pool resources. We show that the notion of common patrimony allows identity, historical, territorial and institutional dimensions to be taken into account as it places social dimension at the center of the analysis. Second, we illustrate the common patrimony concept by using the case of water management policy in France. Third, we place common patrimony within the framework of social ecological economics and we identify links with other approaches addressing institutional dimensions of water resource management. We outline some research questions that can be developed to contribute to a better understanding of collective natural resource management.

Keywords: Common property; Common-pool resources; Common patrimony; Social ecological economics; Water management; France (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.02.028

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