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The sustainable economics of Elinor Ostrom : commons, contestation and craft

Author: Derek Wall
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Routledge studies in ecological economics, 33.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elinor Ostrom's Nobel Prize-winning work on common pool property rights has implications for some of the most pressing sustainability issues of the twenty-first century - from tackling climate change to maintaining cyberspace. In this book, Derek Wall critically examines Ostrom's work, while also exploring the following questions: is it possible to combine insights rooted in methodological individualism with a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2013033371
Named Person: Elinor Ostrom; Elinor Ostrom
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Wall
ISBN: 1136173129 9781136173127 9780203081341 020308134X
OCLC Number: 871318760
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 217 pages .).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 An accidental life?; Introduction; An accidental life?; Garrett Hardin, Karl Marx and the tragedy of the commons; From Adam Smith to Amartya Sen; The sustainable economics of Elinor Ostrom; 2 Signs and wonders; Alexis de Tocqueville; Lasswell and Kaplan; John R. Commons; Friedrich Hayek; Michael Polanyi; James Buchanan; Ernst Mayr; Selten and Axelrod; Herbert Simon; The Haudenosaunee Confederation; Jane Jacobs; Ostrom beyond Ostrom; 3 On method; Beyond positivism. Institutional analysis and developmentA grammar of institutions; Institutional analysis and development in practice; Game theory and formal modelling; Experimental methods; Agent based models; Case studies; Large scale quantitative techniques; Satellite surveys; Methodological individualism; Multiple methods, plural practices; 4 Au contraire, Monsieur Hardin!; Classifying the commons; The tragedy of the commons?; The triumph of the commons?; Designing successful commons; Clearly defined boundaries; Cost benefit equivalence; Locally adapted rules for collective governance; Monitoring. Graduated sanctionsConflict resolution mechanisms; The right of users to organize; Nested structures; Rapid exogenous change; Transmission failure; Blueprint thinking; Corruption and rent seeking behaviour; 5 Green from the grassroots: social-ecological systems; Global environmental crisis; Social-ecological systems; Polycentric solutions to climate change; Situating the ecological economics of Elinor Ostrom; 6 Knowledge commons; Commons, anti-commons and the common; A short history of the future; Crafting the knowledge economy the Ostrom way; An IAD guide to internet success. 7 The political economy of the commons in physical goodsSharing and sustainability; Coproduction of physical goods; Financial commons; Health commons; Common pool production and consumption; 8 Politics without romance; Commons, capitalism, conflict and colonialism; Ostrom on political power; The constitutional politics of Vincent Ostrom; From the republic to the commons; The politics of the commons; The politics of commons and contestation; 9 A new science for a new world; Introduction; Aligică and Boettke on challenging institutional analysis and development. David Harvey's challenge to polycentricismEoin Flaherty on modes of production, metabolism and resilience; Arun Agrawal's challenge to institutionalism; Elinor Ostrom's contribution to a sustainable economics; A new science for a new world?; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in ecological economics, 33.
Responsibility: Derek Wall.

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Elinor Ostrom's Nobel Prize-winning work on common pool property rights has implications for some of the most pressing sustainability issues of the twenty-first century - from tackling climate change to maintaining cyberspace. In this book, Derek Wall critically examines Ostrom's work, while also exploring the following questions: is it possible to combine insights rooted in methodological individualism with a theory that stresses collectivist solutions? Is Ostrom's emphasis on largely local solutions to climate change relevant to a crisis propelled by global factors?This volume situ.

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