Making the Commons Work: Conservation and Cooperation in Ireland

Di Falco, Salvatore and van Rensburg, T.M. (2008) Making the Commons Work: Conservation and Cooperation in Ireland. Land Economics, 84 (4). pp. 620-634. ISSN 0023-7639. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3368/le.84.4.620

Abstract

Commonage represents land held under common property which incorporates a system of local cooperative arrangements and rules to conserve and manage the Irish uplands. However, there are concerns that recent agricultural and rural policies may have negatively affected commonage governance and conservation. We analyse the institutional and economic factors which 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 increases the level of degradation; whilst (3) farm financial support through agri-environment measures positively affects commonage conservation and encourages cooperation between farmers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: agricultural policy; common property resource; land management; modeling; nature conservation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Salvatore Di-Falco
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 16:54
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2013 16:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/11147 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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