Drivers of compliance monitoring in forest commons

Epstein, Graham, Gurney, Georgina, Chawla, Sivee, Anderies, John M., Baggio, Jacopo, Unnikrishnan, Hita, Villamayor Tomas, Sergio, and Cumming, Graeme S. (2021) Drivers of compliance monitoring in forest commons. Nature Sustainability, 4. pp. 450-456.

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Abstract

Lasting community-based governance of common-pool resources depends on communities self-organizing to monitor compliance with rules. Monitoring serves an important function in community-based governance by establishing conditions for long-term cooperation, but the factors that foster its provision are poorly understood. We have analysed data from 177 forest user groups to assess the relative importance of 15 potential drivers of compliance monitoring, as well as the direction and form of their relationships. The results suggest that user groups are most likely to successfully self-organize to monitor compliance when rules are designed by local user groups (local rulemaking), and when those user groups are located close to or far from markets for forest products and have a larger number of members. Additionally, local leadership plays an important role in certain contexts, such as groups that are smaller in size and located near markets for forest products.

Item ID: 67023
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2398-9629
Copyright Information: © The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited 2021
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 00:44
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410406 Natural resource management @ 40%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4404 Development studies > 440407 Socio-economic development @ 30%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441002 Environmental sociology @ 30%
SEO Codes: 19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1902 Environmental policy, legislation and standards > 190205 Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives) @ 50%
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1902 Environmental policy, legislation and standards > 190206 Institutional arrangements @ 50%
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