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Beyond Mobility: The Role Of Fuzzy Access Rights And Common Property Considerations In Semi-Arid African Pastoralist Systems


  • Goodhue, Rachael E.
  • McCarthy, Nancy


We model the ill-defined nature of grazing access using fuzzy set theory. We also model common property considerations. Within this framework, we examine when the traditional system results in higher returns and/or lower variance for herders than land privatization or a standard common property regime.

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  • Goodhue, Rachael E. & McCarthy, Nancy, 1998. "Beyond Mobility: The Role Of Fuzzy Access Rights And Common Property Considerations In Semi-Arid African Pastoralist Systems," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20801, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea98:20801

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    1. Yusuf M. Mansur, 1995. "Fuzzy Sets And Economics," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 299, April.
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