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A Place in the World: A Review of the Global Debate on Tenure Security

Lyn Ellsworth

Property rights have a profound effect on who benefits from forests. Ellsworth asserts that "the increasingly influential neoliberal property rights school of analysis 'over-emphasizes' the virtues of property rights defined in terms of market trading." Of particular worry are that market-based approaches may create new risks to tenure security, rather than alleviate them, and may lead to unfair and inefficient allocation of natural assets.

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