Communal goods. Possessions and family properties with public responsibilities in Romania

Míriam Torrens Arnal

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    Abstract

    © 2017, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. All rights reserved. The aim of this article is to focus on the values of justice and equity present in a customary institution of a sekler minority of Transylvania (Romania). The közbirtoksság is composed by family properties, constituting a joint property of pastures and forests. They are inalienable, indivisible and managed by a participatory and direct system. We would like to emphasize that the commons are not isolated institutions of a society, but on the contrary, they keep coherence and synergy with other local institutions and values. They conform a particular pattern of social living. Also, both State agencies and Local administration intervene at different historical conjunctures to the general pattern of evolution of the Commons.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)217-234
    JournalRevista de Antropologia Social
    Volume26
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

    Keywords

    • Commons
    • Közbirtoksság
    • Property relations
    • Székely

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