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The commons in history : culture, conflict, and ecology

Author: Derek Wall
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
Series: History for a sustainable future.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Derek Wall explores the relationship between common pool property and resources, and ecological sustainability. The debate between Hardin, who developed the idea of the t̀ragedy of the commons' and Elinor Ostrom who showed commons could be sustainable, is discussed. The enclosure of the commons is examined. The contribution of virtual commons, social sharing to reduce resource use and conservation via commons are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wall, Derek.
Commons in History.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Wall
ISBN: 9781461958529 1461958520 9780262322003 0262322005 1306491126 9781306491129 9780262027212 0262027216
OCLC Number: 872644062
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
1 Commons Ecology --
2 Culture in Common? --
3 Commons in Conflict --
4 Questions for Good Ancestors --
Notes --
Selected Readings on the Commons --
Index.
Series Title: History for a sustainable future.
Responsibility: Derek Wall.

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An argument that the commons is neither tragedy nor paradise but can be a way to understand environmental sustainability.  Read more...

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This is a terrific book. The first book in MIT Press's History for a Sustainable Future Series and written by English Green Party politician Derek Wall, the Commons in History is aimed less at Read more...

 
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