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Common Property, Private Property And Regulation The Case Of Dryland Salinity

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  • John C. Quiggin

The term 'common property' has frequently been misapplied to situations where no property rights exist. Common property rights have provided a workable alternative to private property in many historical situations. Common property concepts and institutions can also play a major role in analysing and responding to current environmental problems. In this paper, the problem of dryland salinity is examined and solutions based on common property, private property and regulation are compared.

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Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 30 (1986)
Issue (Month): 2-3 (08-12)
Pages: 103-117

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ajarec:v:30:y:1986:i:2-3:p:103-117
DOI: j.1467-8489.1986.tb00659.x
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  1. Hodge, Ian D., 1982. "Rights To Cleared Land And The Control Of Dryland-Seepage Salinity," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 26(03), December.
  2. Mohring, Herbert & Boyd, J Hayden, 1971. "Analysing 'Externalities': 'Direct Interaction' vs 'Asset Utilization' Frameworks," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 38(152), pages 347-361, November.
  3. Greig, P.J. & Devonshire, P.G., 1981. "Tree Removals And Saline Seepage In Victorian Catchments: Some Hydrologic And Economic Results," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 25(02), August.
  4. Raymond B. Palmquist & E. C. Pasour, 1982. "Common Property Externalities: Isolation, Assurance, and Resource Depletion in a Traditional Grazing Context: Comment," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 64(4), pages 783-784.
  5. P. J. Greig & P. G. Devonshire, 1981. "Tree Removals And Saline Seepage In Victorian Catchments: Some Hydrologic And Economic Results," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 25(2), pages 134-148, 08.
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