Buena gobernanza de los bienes comunes de rapa nui: Presente y pasado

Translated title of the contribution: Good governance of the commons of rapa nui: Present and past

Pamela A. Mischen, Carl P. Lipo, Terry L. Hunt

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Sustainable communities on Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) — whether in the past or present— require good governance of shared and common pool resources. Whether managing communal land needed for cultivation, ground water, stones for tools, fishing grounds, cultural heritage, or tourism, governance structures must balance individual interests with the common needs of the community. Much of the recent history of the island has been dominated by government structures that were imposed by Chilean authorities. Recently, however, much of the island’s cultural heritage has been turned over to local native governance. This shift has challenges due to the complex contemporary landscape but is a significant step forward toward addressing accountability, inclusivity, and local needs. Looking at the pre-European contact governance of the island, we argue that many of the same challenges and solutions were adopted with some important distinctions.

Translated title of the contributionGood governance of the commons of rapa nui: Present and past
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)61-85
Number of pages25
JournalRevista de Geografia Norte Grande
Issue number74
StatePublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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