Agriculture and Human Values

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 309–315

Synthesis: Platforms for collective action in multiple-use common-pool resources

  • Nathalie A. Steins
  • Victoria M. Edwards


In this special issue, Steins and Edwards introduced the notion of nested platforms for resource use negotiation as a tool to facilitate collective action amongst multiple-users in complex common-pool resource management scenarios. Five discussion statements were put forward to aid the debate on multi-use platforms. This paper is a synthesis of the responses to these statements by the other contributors to this special issue. It aims to further stimulate the debate on the management of complex, multiple-use common-pool management scenarios.

Collective action Common-pool resources Multiple-use Platforms for resource use negotiation 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathalie A. Steins
    • 1
  • Victoria M. Edwards
    • 2
  1. 1.Dutch Fish BoardRijswijkThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept. of Land and Construction ManagementUniversity of PortsmouthUK

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