Crafting New Institutions on Indigenous Foundations

  • Sujai Shivakumar


In moving from theory to practice, where can we begin? Crafting capabilities for self-governance begins by acknowledging prevailing institutions that actually guide how individuals associate with each other in various local contexts.1 Even though these institutions, as inherited, may not be optimal solutions to current collective-action problems, they are valuable as a shared point of orientation for individuals in a community. The challenge of constituting development involves drawing out and building on these existing institutional resources to meet new challenges of collective action (Shivakumar 2003).


Social Capital Collective Action Shared Point Indigenous Institution Communal Grazing Land 
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© Sujai Shivakumar 2005

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