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Human and nature dynamics (HANDY): Modeling inequality and use of resources in the collapse or sustainability of societies

Model
HANDY is a 4-variable thought-experiment model for interaction of humans and nature. The focus is on predicting long-term behavior rather than short-term forecasting. Carrying Capacity is developed as a practical measure for forecasting collapses. A sustainable steady state is shown to be possible in different types of societies but over-exploitation of either Labor or Nature results in a societal collapse.
09 Oct 2016

Chhahare Khola Ko Kulo, Baruwa village Panchayat, Dindhu Palchok district, Nepal

Case
This case was part of the original CPR database developed in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University. This case is also part of the original Nepal Irrigation Institutions and Systems (NIIS) database developed in the 1980's by a team of researchers under the direction of Dr. Elinor Ostrom at Indiana University. In addition, this case is also part of a longitudinal study that has repeatedly investigated 19 farmer-managed irrigation systems (FMIS) in the Indrawati...
09 Aug 2016

Naya Dhara Ko Kulo (Kot Village Panchayat), Sindhu Palchok district, Nepal

Case
This case study is part of the original Common-Pool Resource (CPR) database developed in the 1980's by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University. A summary of the original CPR coding conducted in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University may be found under the CPR tab in the Institutional Analysis section below. This case is also part of the original Nepal Irrigation Institutions and Systems (NIIS) database developed in the 1980's by a team of...
09 Aug 2016

Yuracare forest community, Department of Cochabamba, northern Bolivia

Case
The Yuracare forest community is located in the department of Cochabamba, in northern Bolivia.  It encompasses a geographical area of 250,000 ha in the Rio Charape watershed. The case study spans from early 1990s to 1997, and catalogues an action situation involving 400 families, which are dependent on the forest for fuelwood, fodder, timber, water, and wildlife, among others.  Timber and a variety of forest products are the main stationary resource units.The original case study...
09 Aug 2016

Fishing Networks Along Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia

Case
The fishery of Lake Titicaca is located off the shores of Lake Titicaca which encompasses Peru and Bolivia. The original case spans a time period from approximately the mid 1960s to the mid 1990s and catalogues an action situation involving an unknown number of fishermen organized in an unknown number of households in various villages in Peru and Bolivia.  Native and introduced fish are the fugitive resource units. The original case study authors focused on overfishing and institutional...
09 Aug 2016

Communal water resources management, Nkayi District, Zimbabwe

Case
This case was part of a study to determine whether the institutional design principles of Ostrom where, in fact, related to "governance success" by Cox et al.  In that analysis, this case was classified as a success.
09 Aug 2016

Furrow irrigation system of the Marakwet escarpment in Kenya

Case
This case was part of a study to determine whether the institutional design principles of Ostrom where, in fact, related to "governance success" by Cox et al.  In that analysis, this case was classified as a success.
09 Aug 2016

Communal grazing lands, Endaberg village, Tanzania

Case
This case was part of a study to determine whether the institutional design principles of Ostrom where, in fact, related to "governance success" by Cox et al.  In that analysis, this case was classified as a failure.
09 Aug 2016

Barabaig communal grazing system, Hanang plains, Tanzania

Case
This case was part of a study to determine whether the institutional design principles of Ostrom where, in fact, related to "governance success" by Cox et al.  In that analysis, this case was classified as a success.
09 Aug 2016

Water user association of the Fuente Palmera, Córdoba, Spain

Case
The Fuente y Palmera Irrigation association involves 5 municipalities (Fuente Palmera, Hornachuelos, Écija, Posadas, y Guadalcázar) in the Guadalquivir Basin, in Spain.The resource unit is surface water (mainly from Guadalquivir River). It encompasses a geographical area of 5,259 ha of irrigated land, divided in 79 groups of users. The case study spans from 1985 to 1997.The original case study authors focused on monitoring and institutional performance.  The case study has subsequently...
09 Aug 2016

Stakenet Fishery Association at Negombo Lagoon, Sri Lanka

Case
Negombo Lagoon (3,164 ha) is located on Sri Lanka's west coast -- about 30 km north of the capital Colombo. This study discusses a community-initiated common property regime in the Negombo lagoon suffering from the problem of open access. The analysis focuses on the Stake-Net Fishery Association (SNFA) in the channels of the Negombo lagoon. The SNFA is an example of a long-standing collective arrangement for successfully limiting open access. The determinants of the success of the SNFA are...
09 Aug 2016

Rural sokshing, Bhutan (I)

Case
Following the introduction of the Forest Act of 1969 and the Forest and Nature Conservation Act of 1995, the forests of Bhutan are owned and managed by the state, and are legally classified as "Government Reserve Forest". One of two major forest-related indigenous land-use strategies is sokshing [registered leaf litter forests] that is defined as "a part of the Government Reserve Forest registered in the name of an individual and maintained aside for collection for leaf litters required for...
09 Aug 2016

Semi-urban sokshing, Bhutan (II)

Case
Following the introduction of the Forest Act of 1969 and the Forest and Nature Conservation Act of 1995, the forests of Bhutan are owned and managed by the state, and are legally classified as "Government Reserve Forest". One of two major forest-related indigenous land-use strategies is sokshing [registered  leat letter forests] that is defined as "a part of the Government Reserve Forest registered in the name of an individual and matained aside for collection for leaf litters required for...
09 Aug 2016

La Campa Municipio Community Forests, Honduras

Case
The La Campa municipio community forests are located in the Department of Lempira, western Honduras.  The community forests encompass an unknown geographical area that is characterized by a mountainous landscape, steep slopes and poor soils.  The case study involves a snapshot in time from 1993 to 1998 and catalogues an action situation involving approximately 8,000 community members organized in an unknown number of households who depend on subsistence crops (maize, beans, banana),...
09 Aug 2016

Las Cebollas protective forest, Quezaltepeque municipality, western Guatemala

Case
Las Cebollasforest community is located in the municipality of Quezaltepeque, in western Guatemala.  It encompasses a geographical area of 1850 ha of land much of it on slopes of about 1500m. The case study involves a snapshot in time in 1998 and catalogues an action situation involving 43 households which are dependent on the forest for three main purposes: 1) extraction of ocote, or resinous pine, for kindling, 2) extractions of firewood, oak varieties being preferred because they...
09 Aug 2016