International journal of the commons / International association for the study of the commons (IASC)

Abstract: As an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open-access journal, the IJC is dedicated to furthering the understanding of institutions for use and management of resources that are (or could be) enjoyed collectively. Author(s): IASC Source(s): , Published: 2007 IASC, Bloomington, IN (English ISBN/ISSN: /1875-0281 Link:

Rights, resources and rural development : community-based natural resource management in Southern Africa

Abstract: Examines the flaws in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and proposes remedies for many locations and circumstances. Shows how CBNRM can be central to sustainable development, the enhancement of livelihoods, and the conservation of biodiversity. Author(s): Fabricius, Christo; Koch, Eddie; Magome, Hector; Turner, Stephen Source(s): , xv, 288 p., ill., tabs, 24 cm Published:…

Allocation of government authority and responsibility in tiered governance systems : the case of environment-related laws in Zimbabwe

Abstract: The political economy of the allocation of legal powers over natural resource management between the Zimbabwean State, rural district councils and local communities is examined with special attention to citizen empowerment. Author(s): Mandondo, Alois; Mapedza, Everisto Source(s): , Environmental governance in Africa working papers; 11 iv, 27 p Environmental governance in Africa working papers…

Decentralization viewed from inside : the implementation of community forests in East Cameroon

Abstract: The question whether community forests are the best alternative for decentralized management in East Cameroon is examined, using cases from Upper Nyong region, Messamena and Lomié counties. Misunderstandings concerning the “development” of forest populations are highlighted. Author(s): Etoungou, Patrice Source(s): , Environmental governance in Africa working paper series; 12 iv, 28 p., ill., tabs…

Realities or rhetoric? : revisiting the decentralization of natural resources management in Uganda and Zambia

Abstract: The reasoning underlying decentralization reforms for natural resource management in east and southern Africa is analysed, using cases from Uganda and Zambia. There may be better ways for establishing local environmental management. Author(s): Lind, Jeremy; Cappon, Jan Source(s): , vi, 80 p. Published: 2001 ACTS press, Nairobi (English ISBN/ISSN: 9966-41-110-0/ Link: