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From rural to urban areas: new trends and challenges for the commons in Morocco

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The concept of commons is part of the long history of the Moroccan peasantry. Traditionally, many natural resources, such as water for irrigation, collective lands and common pastures or the forests were governed by community principles derived from customary rules, like in the 'agdal' system for example. However, these collective systems have been greatly weakened over the years. Firstly, these organisations, inherited from the traditional hierarchical system of local politics, had produced sometimes unjust and inefficient systems of resource distribution to the advantage of the most powerful. Secondly, rural communities were From rural to urban areas: new trends and challenges for the commons in Morocco Recto running head : THE JOURNAL OF NORTH AFRICAN STUDIES Verso running head : B. ROMAGNY ET AL.
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ird-03546115 , version 1 (27-01-2022)

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Bruno Romagny, Mohammed Aderghal, Laurent Auclair, Hélène Ilbert, Sylvaine Lemeilleur. From rural to urban areas: new trends and challenges for the commons in Morocco. Journal of North African Studies, 2021, pp.1-18. ⟨10.1080/13629387.2021.2020480⟩. ⟨ird-03546115⟩
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