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Governing the commons : the evolution of institutions for collective action

Author: Elinor Ostrom
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Series: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Both state control and privatization of resources have been advocated, but neither the state nor the market have been uniformly successful in solving common pool resource problems. After critiquing the foundations of policy analysis as applied to natural resources, Elinor Ostrom here provides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Ostrom, Elinor.
Governing the commons.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990
(DLC) 90001831
(OCoLC)21409003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elinor Ostrom
ISBN: 9780511807763 0511807767 9781139648578 1139648578 9781316457764 1316457761 9781316458723 1316458725 9781316456804 1316456803 0521405998 9780521405997
OCLC Number: 818785128
Awards: Nobel Prize, 2009.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 280 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Series editors' preface --
Preface --
Reflections on the commons --
An institutional approach to the study of self-organization and self-governance in CPR situations --
Analyzing long-enduring, self-organized, and self-governed CPRs --
Analyzing institutional change --
Analyzing institutional failures and fragilities --
A framework for analysis of self-organizing and self-governing CPRs --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Responsibility: Elinor Ostrom.
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