Paper Topic Ideas
COMMON POOL RESOURCES
- The liberal economic solution to common pool resources
- Private vs public ownership of fisheries
- A case study in ITQs: Evaluating resource sustainability, allocation, concentration and monitoring
- A case study in common property resource management: What makes it work or fail?
- Common property resource management: A viable solution for the Developed World?
- Private vs public ownership of rangelands
- This historical struggle over common pool resources in the U.S.
Sources to Consider:
Common Pool Literature in General
Issues Specific to Fish:
Wilson, D., J. Nielson and P. Degnobol. 2003. The Fisheries Co-management Experience: Accomplishments, Challenges and Prospects
- The pessimist vs optimist schools of non-renewable resources
- Managing for socially and environmentally acceptable rates of extraction of non-renewable resources
- Resource scarcity as a barrier to to economic development vs dematerialization
- Supply security as threat to the national security
- U.S. Mining Law: In the public interest or the great corporate giveaway
- Extractive industries: Boom or Bust for Economic Development in MDCs
- Resources: A Curse or Blessing in LDC's?
- Indigenous resource rights: Social justice or barrier to national development
Sources to Consider:
Gedicks, A. 1993. The New Resource Wars: Native and Environmental Stuggles against Multinational Corporations South End Press:Boston
Humphries, M. et. al. (eds) 2007. Escaping the Resoruce Curse. Columbia University Press.
Lederman, D. and W. Maloney (eds) 2007. Natural Resources: Neither Curse nor Destiny Stanford University Press.
Resources Policy ( journal dedicated to issues of mining and development)
- Case study of a recent water conflict in the U.S. West and its roots in U.S. Water Law
- Case study of a recent water conflict and its similarities and differences to the Klamath / Deschutes
- Supply vs demand solutions to water scarcity in the U.S. West
- Water markets as a solution to service deficits in Third World Cities
Sources to Consider
Doremus, H. and A.D. Tarlock. Water War in the Klamath Basin: Macho Law, Combat Biology and Dirty Politics