communalism

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the practice of communal living and common ownership

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loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole

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And in April, the Tarahumara demanded that their communal property rights be recognized at a large protest in Chihuahua City.
Lacking well-defined and fully enforceable communal property rights, many CAMPFIRE communities are plagued by newly arrived settlers who wish to share in the wealth of their common lands and the bounty of their communal revenues.
This paper argues that the causes of rapid depletion of forests in Northern Pakistan are to be found not only in an extensive admission of open-ended communal property rights, but also an inadequate specification of those rights.
First, as pointed out by Demsetz (1967) in his seminal contribution, communal property rights give rise to what Hardin (1968) has called "the tragedy of the commons", where it is in an individual's self-interest to exploit the resource without any regard to the external costs his actions may impose on the others.