Commons Governance Bibliography

A bibliography of texts useful for researching new models for the governance of the Common lands of England and Wales in promoting sustainable development of the modern commons. .



Agrawal, Arun (2001)‘Common Property Institutions and Sustainable Governance of ResourcesWorld Development 29 (10) October pp1649-1672

 Armitage, D (2008) ‘Governance and the Commons in a Multi-Level World’ International Journal of the Commons  2 (1)p p7-32

Aitchison J., & Gadsden, G., Howarth, W., Rodgers, C. P. (Eds) (1992)Common Land in Agriculture, Conservation and Land Use: Law Policy Issues for Rural Areas, University of Wales Press-Environment & Countryside Law

Berge, E. (2006) ‘Protected areas and traditional commons: values and institutions’ Norwegian Journal of Geography  60 (01) pp65-67

 Berge, E. & Van Laerhoven, F. (2011)Editorial ‘Governing the commons for two decades: a complex story’ International Journal of the Commons  5 (2) pp160-87

Berkes, F. (Ed.) (1989) Common property resources: ecology and community-based sustainable development Brock Univ., St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

 Bromley, D. & Cernea, M. (1989) The Management of Common Property Natural Resources Some Conceptual and Operational Fallacies. Washington D.C. World Bank

 Brown, A. (2008) ‘Crofter Forestry, Land Reform and the Ideology of the Community’ Social and Legal Studies 17 (3) pp333-349

 Brown, K. M. (2006) ‘The role of moral values in contemporary common property enactment’ Norwegian Journal of Geography Special Issue: Essays on Landscape, law and justice 60 (1) pp81-99

 Brown, K. M. (2006) ‘New challenges for old commons: the role of historical common land in contemporary rural spaces’ Scottish Geographical Journal 122 (2) pp109-129

 Brown, K. M. (2007) ‘Reconciling moral and legal collective entitlement: Implications for community-based land reform’ Land Use Policy 24 (4)p p633-643

 Brown, K.M. & Slee, R.W. (13th November 2001) ‘Common property and rural development’ Proceedings of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Research Foundation Rural Research Conference ROOTS, London

 Bryden, J., Geisler, C. (2007) ‘Community-based land reform: Lessons from ScotlandLand Use Policy 24 (1) January pp24-34

 Carey, P Short C et al (2003) ‘The multi-disciplinary evaluation of a national agri-environment scheme’ Journal of Environmental Management 69 (1) pp71-91

 Clarke, A. (2006)‘Creating New Commons: Recognition of Communal Land Rights within a Private Property Framework’ Current Legal Problems 59 pp319-357

 Clarke, J.R.A., & Clarke, R. (2011)‘Local sustainability initiatives in English National Parks: What role for adaptive governance?Land Use Policy 28 (1)p p314-324

 Countryside and Community Research Unit (1998)Good Practice Guide on Managing the use of Common Land, London: Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions.

 Diacon, D., Clarke, R. and Guimarães, S. (Eds) (2005) Redefining the Commons Locking in Value through Community Land Trusts Joseph Rowntree Foundation  Coalville: Building and Social Housing Foundation

 Dowie M. (2005) ‘In Law We Trust: Can Environmental Legislation Still Protect the Commons?’ Orion Magazine  July/August

 Fennell, Lee Anne (2011) ‘Ostroms’ Law: Property rights of the commons ‘International Journal of the Commons 5 (1) p9-27

 Godden, L. & Tehan, M. (Eds) (2010) Reviewed by Anne-Michelle Slater Comparable Perspectives on Communal Land and Individual Ownership Environmental Law Review 12 (3) pp243-244.

 Etchell, C., Ed (1996) ‘Consensus in the Countryside: an overview’ Bishop, J., in Consensus in the Countryside: Reaching Shared Agreement in Policy, Planning and Management, proceedings from a Workshop Cardiff Countryside Recreation Network

 Gibbs, C.J.N., Bromley, D.W. in Berkes F. (Ed) (1989) ‘Institutional arrangements for management of rural resources: Common property regimes’ Common Property Resources London: Belhaven Press

 Healey, P. (1998) ‘Collaborative Planning in a stakeholder society ’Town Planning Review, 69 (1) pp1-21

 Henry, Adam D. and Dietz, T. (2011) ‘Information, networks, and the complexity of trust in commons governance’ International Journal of the Commons 5 (2) pp188-212

 Hodge, I., & McNally, S. (1997) ‘To the rural white papers and beyond’ Journal of Environmental Planning & Management 40 (3) pp375-376

Hoffman, M. (available online 22 October 2012 ) ‘Why community ownership? Understanding land reform in ScotlandLand Use Policy In Press, Corrected Proof

 Holder J. and Flessas, T. (2008) ‘Emerging Commons’ Social & Legal Studies 17 (3) pp299-310

 Humphries, A. (1997) ‘The common good’ Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England 158 pp126-137

 Jessop, B. (1998) ‘The rise of governance and the risks of failure: the case of economic development’ International Social Science Journal 155 pp29-45.

 Layard, A. (2012) ‘The Localism Act 2011: what is “local” and how do we (legally) construct it?’ Environmental Law Review 14 (2) pp134-144.

 Lowe, P. (1997) ‘The British Rural White Papers: a comparison and critique ’Journal of Environmental Planning & Management 40 (3) pp389-400

 MacEwan, A., & MacEwan, M. (1982) National Parks: Conservation or Cosmetics London: Allen & Unwin

 McGillivray, D. & Holder, J. (2007) ‘Locality, environment and law: the case of town and village greens’ International Journal of Law in Context 3 (1) pp1-17

 MccPhee, E. (1996)‘Community environmental action: The Plumstead common experience’Local Environment 1 (2) pp183-196.

 Mills, J, Gibbon, D. et al (2011)‘Organising collective action for effective environmental management and social learning in Wales’ The Journal of Agriculture Education and Extension 17 (1) pp69-83

 Murdoch, Sandi (20 June 2009) ‘Ad hoc system is beyond its sell-by date?’ Estates Gazette 0924 83

 Pannell, David & Vanclay Frank Collingwood (2011) Changing Land Management: adoption of new practices by rural landowners Vic: CSIRO

 Parkes, P. (2005) ‘A Pasture in Common: A Twentieth-Century Environmental History of Ewyas Harold Common (Herefordshire)’ Rural History 16 (1) pp111-132

 Pierce, J.T. (1996) ‘The conservation challenge in sustaining, rural environments’Journal of Rural Studies 12 (3) pp215-229

 Pieraccini, M. (2010) ‘Sustainability and the English commons: a legal pluralist analysis’ Environmental Law Review 12 (2) pp94-113

 Quinn, C.H. et al(2010) ‘Property rights in UK uplands and the implications for policy management’ Ecological Economics 69 (6) April pp1355-1363

 Rodgers, C. (1999) ‘Environmental Management of Common Land: Towards a New Legal Framework?’ Journal of Environmental Law 11 pp231-255

 Rodgers  C.(2007) ‘A New Deal for Commons? Common Resource Management and the Commons Act 2006’ Environmental Law Review 9 p25-40

 Rodgers C. (2009) ‘Property Rights, Land Use and the Rural Environment: A Case for Reform’ Land Use Policy 26S pp131-141 

 Rodgers C. (2010) ‘Reversing the’ Tragedy’ of the Commons? Sustainable Management and the Commons Act 2006′  Modern Law Review 73 pp428-453 

 Rodgers, C. (2100) ‘Common Land And Environmental Governance In English Law; Reconciling Private Property Rights And The Provision of “Public Goods’  in Alberto Germano e Domencio Viti  “Agricoltura E “Beni Comuni”,  Firenze: dell’ Istituto  Di Diritto Argario Internazionale E Comparato  

 Rodgers C., Straughton, E.A., Winchester, A.J.L., & Pieranccini (Eds)  (2011) Contested Common Land, London: Earthscan

 Rose, Laurel L. (1996) Disputes in common property regimes Land Tenure Centre, University of Winsconsin-Madison LTC Paper with number 12763

 Rude, T.K. (2011) ‘The commons and development: unanswered sociological questions’ International Journal of the Commons 5 (2) pp303-318

 Selman, P & Wragg, A. (1997) ‘Consensus building for sustainability in the wider countryside’ Working Paper No. 1 EU Framework Four, Environment & Climate Reseach Programme Contract Cheltenham: Countryside & Community Research Unit

 Short, C. (2008) ‘Reconciling Nature Conservation ‘Needs’ and Those of Other Land Uses in a Multi-Functional Context high-value nature conservation sites in lowland England’ in Robinson G. (Ed) Sustainable Rural Systems Ashgate: Aldershot

 Short, C. (2008) ‘The Traditional Commons of England and Wales in the Twenty-First Century: meeting new and old challenges’ International Journal of the Commons European Commons Special Issue 2 (2) pp192-22

 Short, C. (2000) ‘Common Land and ELMS: a need for policy innovation in England and Wales’ Land Use Policy 17 (2) pp121-133

 Short, C., & Dwyer, J. (2012) ‘Reconciling pastoral agriculture and nature conservation: developing a co-management approach in English uplands’ Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 1:13

 Short, C., Selmamn, P. & Wragg, A. (Revd. Edition 2012) A Common Purpose A Guide to Community Engagement for those contemplating management on Common Land

Short, C.(with Winter, M.) (1998) Managing the Use of Common Land Bristol: Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions  

 Short, C. & Winter, M. (1999) ‘The Problem of Common Land: Towards Stakeholder Governance’ Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 42 (5) pp613-630.

 Short, C. et al (2008) ‘Exploring the interactions between land-based industries and communities in Rural England’ Journal of Farm Management 13 (5) pp54-63

Short, C., et al (2011) Inspiring and Enabling Local Communities: the Integrated Model Delivery for localism and the Environment Countryside and Community Research Institute Cheltenham

Stern, P. (2011) ‘Design Principles for global commons: Natural resources and emerging technologies’ International Journal of the Commons 5 (2) pp213-232

 Thompson, D.B.A. et al (1995) ‘Upland heather moorland in Great Britain: a review of international importance, vegetation change and some objectives for nature conservation’ C.A., Biological Conservation 71 (2) pp163-178

 Van Rensburg Murphy E., Rocks, P. (April 2009) ‘Commonage land and farmer uptake of the rural environment protection scheme in IrelandLand Use Policy, 26 (2) pp345-355

 Warren, L. M. (2012)‘New approaches to nature conservation in the UK’ Environmental Law Review 14 (1) pp44-52

Whitby, M. & Lowe, P. (1994) ‘The political and economic roots of environmental policy in agriculture’ in Whitby, M. (Ed) Incentives for Countryside Management: The case of Environmentally Sensitive Areas Wallingford: CAB

 Wilson, O. (1993) ‘Common Lands in the Durham Dales: management and policy issues’ Area 25 3 pp237-245

 Wilson, O.J. & Wilson, G.A. (1997) ‘Common Cause or common concern? The role of common lands in the post-productivist countryside’ Area 29 (1) pp45-58