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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:   Print book : 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: Fallstudiensammlung
Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elinor Ostrom
ISBN: 0521371015 9780521371018 0521405998 9780521405997
OCLC Number: 21409003
Awards: Nobel Prize, 2009.
Description: xviii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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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