CLTS Working Papers, Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
New commons established by pooling, facilitated by the Land Consolidation Court. Norwegian experiences and examples
Abstract: New commons might come into being by pooling of resources.
Such pooling often needs some sort of professional external assistance, as
well as appropriate institutional framework. In Norway the Land
Consolidation Courts - originally established for reallocation and
individualization of land and rights - have developed into a multipurpose
instrument, also for facilitating common use of formerly individualized
resources. Examples are extraction of certain mineral deposits, development
of small-scale hydroelectric power, recreational fishing and hunting, land
development etc. The issue is discussed in a context of legal framework -
both in public and private law - negotiation, decision-making and
Keywords: Commons; negotiations; institutions; the Land Consolidation Court; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: P48; Q15; (follow links to similar papers)
17 pages, February 15, 2016
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