The Race for Leasing Rights: Pasture Access and Institutional Change During Post-socialist Reforms in Azerbaijan

Within the context of transition and pasture reform in Central Asian and Caucasian countries our study focuses on the pasture reform in Azerbaijan. The pasture reform in Azerbaijan has received little attention in scientific literature although it displays a rapid emergence of individualised rights for pasture plots, which is an exceptional development in this region. Using empirical case study evidence we analyse the implementation and outcomes of the reform process for pastoral land in the context of the macroeconomic development in Azerbaijan and in comparison to pasture reforms in other post-socialist transition countries. We apply the evolutionary theory of property rights to explain and analyse the exceptionally rapid emergence of individual property rights for pasture in Azerbaijan.

Beckmann, Volker
Hagedorn, Konrad
Hanisch, Markus
Padmanabhan, Martina
Schleyer, Christian
Issue Date:
Mar 01 2013
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Working or Discussion Paper
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ISSN 1613-3455 (Print) ISSN 1613-4862 (Internet) (Other)
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ICAR Discussion Paper

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