Private lands and common oceans: analysis of the development of property regimes

Current Anthropology Vol/Iss. 56(1) University of Chicago Press Published In Pages: 28-55
By Acheson, James M.


Societies with high economic defendability are more likely to have private property regimes.


Economic defendability: relationship between value of resources owned and the cost to defend them. High economic defendability indicates that the value of resources is high relative to the cost to defend them.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
UNKNOWNMostly supported (26 of 35 societies)UNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Economic defendabilityIndependentNONE
Property regime typeDependentProperty System