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Di Falco, S,van Rensburg, TM
2008
November
Land Economics
Making the Commons Work: Conservation and Cooperation in Ireland
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COLLECTIVE ACTION LAND AGRICULTURE MANAGEMENT TRAGEDY APPROPRIATION BIODIVERSITY PROVISION ECONOMICS PROPERTY
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Commonage represents land held under common property that incorporates a system of local cooperative arrangements and rides to conserve and manage the Irish uplands. We analyze the institutional and economic factors that influence the behavior of commonage farmers under a common property regime using a recursive bivariate probit model. Results show that (1) cooperation has a positive and important impact on commonage conservation; (2) agricultural policies by way of livestock premia increase the level of degradation while (3) farm financial support through agri-environment measures positively affects commonage conservation and encourages cooperation between formers.
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