Insight Episode #49: Mark Moritz on open property regimes in pastoral communities

This insight episode comes from full episode eighty-four with Mark Moritz.

Mark is a professor of anthropology at the Ohio State University who has studied pastoralist communities around the world.

Mark talks with Michael about his interpretation of open property regimes as an adaptation to resource scarcity and vulnerability in pastoralist systems, specifically discussing the Pashtun system in Afghanistan and his research in Cameroon to illustrate his interpretation, and the different understanding of rights in these communities. 

Mark’s website:

Moritz, M. (2016). Open property regimes. International Journal of the Commons10(2), 688.

Moritz, M., et al. 2018. Emergent Sustainability in Open Property Regimes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115 (51): 12859–67.