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Output Category: C1: Journal Article (Schol Refereed Journal)
Strategic Research Area: None
TISI Citations: 27 PlumX StatisticsPlumX Statistics
Scopus Citations: 5
Journal Impact: 1.82
All Authors: Haller, T, Acciaioli, G, Rist, S Number: 3
UWA Authors: Acciaioli, G. Number: 1
Title: Constitutionality: Conditions for Crafting Local Ownership of Institution-Building Processes
Journal: Society and Natural Resources   
ISBN/ISSN 0894-1920
Year: 2016
Pages: 68-87
Volume: 29
Issue: 1
Full Reference (Harvard Style): Haller, T., Acciaioli, G., Rist, S. 2016, 'Constitutionality: Conditions for Crafting Local Ownership of Institution-Building Processes', Society and Natural Resources, 29, 1, pp. 68-87.
© 2016, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This article presents constitutionality as a new approach for analyzing bottom-up institution-building processes emphasizing local perceptions and local agency in common pool resource management. Using four case studies—fisheries in Zambia; pasture and forestry in Mali; fisheries in Indonesia; forestry in Bolivia—this approach analyzes examples of local institution building differing from top-down imposed participation. Our analysis highlights six components of constitutionality: emic perceptions of the need for new institutions, participatory processes of negotiation, preexisting institutions as a basis for institution building, outside catalyzing agents, recognition of local knowledge, and higher level acknowledgment of the new institutions.