Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action / Edition 1

Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action / Edition 1

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by Elinor Ostrom
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521405998

ISBN-13: 9780521405997

Pub. Date: 11/28/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Neither the state nor the market have been successful in solving common pool resource problems. This study accordingly analyzes communal interests in land, irrigation communities, fisheries, etc. and proposes alternative solutions.

Overview

Neither the state nor the market have been successful in solving common pool resource problems. This study accordingly analyzes communal interests in land, irrigation communities, fisheries, etc. and proposes alternative solutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521405997
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Sales rank:
515,597
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Reflections on the commons; 2. An institutional approach to the study of self-organization and self-governance in CPR situations; 3. Analyzing long-enduring, self-organized and self-governed CPRs; 4. Analyzing institutional change; 5. Analyzing institutional failures and fragilities; 6. A framework for analysis of self-organizing and self-governing CPRs; Notes; References; Index.

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Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I consider this the foundational text for the study of the commons. It contains solid research, a good discussion of theory, and clear summaries. It is the basis for reading later books such as The Drama of the Commons.