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Ostrom, Elinor

Works: 277 works in 858 publications in 8 languages and 21,315 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Originator, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: HD1286, 333.2
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Most widely held works by Elinor Ostrom
Governing the commons : the evolution of institutions for collective action by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
99 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,473 libraries worldwide
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 a unique body of empirical data to explore conditions under which common pool resource problems have been satisfactorily or unsatisfactorily solved. Dr Ostrom uses institutional analysis to explore different ways - both successful and unsuccessful - of governing the commons. In contrast to the proposition of the 'tragedy of the commons' argument, common pool problems sometimes are solved by voluntary organizations rather than by a coercive state. Among the cases considered are communal tenure in meadows and forests, irrigation communities and other water rights, and fisheries
Understanding institutional diversity by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 657 libraries worldwide
The analysis of how institutions are formed, how they operate and change, and how they influence behavior in society has become a major subject of inquiry in politics, sociology, and economics. A leader in applying game theory to the understanding of institutional analysis, Elinor Ostrom provides in this book a coherent method for undertaking the analysis of diverse economic, political, and social institutions. Understanding Institutional Diversity explains the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework, which enables a scholar to choose the most relevant level of interaction for a particular question. This framework examines the arena within which interactions occur, the rules employed by participants to order relationships, the attributes of a biophysical world that structures and is structured by interactions, and the attributes of a community in which a particular arena is placed. The book explains and illustrates how to use the IAD in the context of both field and experimental studies
The Delivery of urban services : outcomes of change ( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Understanding knowledge as a commons : from theory to practice by Charlotte Hess( Book )
24 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Knowledge in digital form offers unprecedented access to information through the Internet but at the same time is subject to ever-greater restrictions through intellectual property legislation, overpatenting, licensing, overpricing, and lack of preservation. Looking at knowledge as a commons--as a shared resource--allows us to understand both its limitless possibilities and what threatens it. In Understanding Knowledge as a Commons, experts from a range of disciplines discuss the knowledge commons in the digital era--how to conceptualize it, protect it, and build it. Contributors consider the concept of the commons historically and offer an analytical framework for understanding knowledge as a shared social-ecological system. They look at ways to guard against enclosure of the knowledge commons, considering, among other topics, the role of research libraries, the advantages of making scholarly material available outside the academy, and the problem of disappearing Web pages. They discuss the role of intellectual property in a new knowledge commons, the open access movement (including possible funding models for scholarly publications), the development of associational commons, the application of a free/open source framework to scientific knowledge, and the effect on scholarly communication of collaborative communities within academia, and offer a case study of EconPort, an open access, open source digital library for students and researchers in microeconomics. The essays clarify critical issues that arise within these new types of commons--and offer guideposts for future theory and practice. Contributors: David Bollier, James Boyle, James C. Cox, Shubha Ghosh, Charlotte Hess, Nancy Kranich, Peter Levine, Wendy Pradt Lougee, Elinor Ostrom, Charles Schweik, Peter Suber, J. Todd Swarthout, Donald Waters
Rules, games, and common-pool resources by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Multiple Levels of Analysis
The drama of the commons by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )
20 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
The "tragedy of the commons" is a central concept in human ecology and the study of the environment. It has had tremendous value for stimulating research, but it only describes the reality of human-environment interactions in special situations. Research over the past thirty years has helped clarify how human motivations, rules governing access to resources, the structure of social organizations, and the resource systems themselves interact to determine whether or not the many dramas of the commons end happily. In this book, leaders in the field review the evidence from several disciplines and many lines of research and present a state-of-the-art assessment. They summarize lessons learned and identify the major challenges facing any system of governance for resource management. They also highlight the major challenges for the next decade: making knowledge development more systematic; understanding institutions dynamically; considering a broader range of resources (such as global and technological commons); and taking into account the effects of social and historical context. This book will be a valuable and accessible introduction to the field for students and a resource for advanced researchers
People and forests : communities, institutions, and governance ( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Competition and cooperation : conversations with Nobelists about economics and political science ( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
The discussions analyze, adapt, and extend the Nobelist's seminal work, showing how it has carried over into political science and paved the way for fruitful cooperation between the two disciplines."--Jacket
Seeing the forest and the trees : human-environment interactions in forest ecosystems by Emilio F Moran( Book )
13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
'Seeing the Forest and the Trees' examines changes in land cover & land use in forested regions as major contributors to global environmental change
Trust and reciprocity : interdisciplinary lessons from experimental research by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Strategies of political inquiry ( Book )
9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
The commons in the new millennium : challenges and adaptation ( Book )
13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Globalization, population growth, and resource depletion are drawing attention to the importance of common resources such as forests, water resources, and fisheries. This text presents research in common property theory and provides an overview and progress report on common property research
Institutional incentives and sustainable development : infrastructure policies in perspective by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Working together : collective action, the commons, and multiple methods in practice by Amy R Poteete( Book )
24 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 333 libraries worldwide
"Advances in the social sciences have emerged through a variety of research methods: field-based research, laboratory and field experiments, and agent-based models. However, which research method or approach is best suited to a particular inquiry is frequently debated and discussed. Working Together examines how different methods have promoted various theoretical developments related to collective action and the commons, and demonstrates the importance of cross-fertilization involving multimethod research across traditional boundaries. The authors look at why cross-fertilization is difficult to achieve, and they show ways to overcome these challenges through collaboration. The authors provide numerous examples of collaborative, multimethod research related to collective action and the commons. They examine the pros and cons of case studies, meta-analyses, large-N field research, experiments and modeling, and empirically grounded agent-based models, and they consider how these methods contribute to research on collective action for the management of natural resources. Using their findings, the authors outline a revised theory of collective action that includes three elements: individual decision making, microsituational conditions, and features of the broader social-ecological context. Acknowledging the academic incentives that influence and constrain how research is conducted, Working Together reworks the theory of collective action and offers practical solutions for researchers and students across a spectrum of disciplines."--Publisher's website
Patterns of metropolitan policing by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 299 libraries worldwide
A broad overview of the organization of police services in small-sized to medium-sized metropolitan areas in the united states is presented within the framework of an industry model of service delivery. The industry approach, which views police services from the perspective of producers and consumers, is used to explore the interorganizational arrangements for the delivery of police services. The study utilized a random sample of 80 standard metropolitan statistical areas with a population of under 1.5 million. Data were collected from state sources, individual police agencies, telephone and mail contacts, and personal field contacts; however, data on the quality of police services were not available. Measures of fragmentation, multiplicity, independence, autonomy, and dominance were considered. The industry model of production relationships, illustrated by the service matrix -- data display form -is explained. Direct police services, those which are supplied directly to citizens by police agencies, are discussed in terms of the type of agency which produces them. General area patrol is conducted mainly by municipal and county agencies, and it occupies the largest number of personnel. Traffic control is performed by local agencies as well as state police and highway patrol depending on jurisdiction over the particular street or road. Most local police agencies assign traffic duties to the general patrol officers. While very few small agencies investigate cases of homicide, which are usually covered by the county agencies, minor criminal investigations are handled by local agencies. Auxiliary services (radio communication, adult pretrial detention, entry-level training, and crime laboratory analysis) are not produced by all departments, but are shared between various agencies. Radio communications are provided by about 70 percent of the agencies; frequencies and monitoring are often shared between departments in metropolitan areas. Most areas have only one facility for pretrial detention, which is shared between all of the local agencies. Entry-level training is required by law in most states, with larger agencies requiring a longer training period for their recruits. Chemical analysis and other laboratory work is available to all police agencies, even when they do not have their own laboratories. Many police departments in metropolitan areas share facilities and other auxiliary services, with both formal and informal arrangements for mutual assistance. This report shows that there was more cooperation between agencies than was expected. Evaluative research into alternatives for the division of services is suggested
Community organization and the provision of police services ( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Linking the formal and informal economy : concepts and policies by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis( Book )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
"The concepts of formal and informal remain central to the theory and practice of development more than half a century after they were introduced into the debate. They help structure the way that statistical services collect data on the economies of developing countries, the development of theoretical and empirical analysis, and, most important, the formulation and implementation of policy. This volume brings together a significant new collection of studies on formality and informality in developing countries. The volume is multidisciplinary in nature, with contributions from anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. It contains contributions from among the very best analysts in development studies. Between them the chapters argue for moving beyond the formal-informal dichotomy. Useful as it has proven to be, a more nuanced approach is needed in light of conceptual and empirical advances, and in light of the policy failures brought about by a characterization of the 'informal' as 'disorganized'. The wealth of empirical information in these studies, and in the literature more widely, can be used to develop guiding principles for intervention that are based on ground level reality."--Book cover
Foundations of social capital by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and German and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Few social scientific concepts have gathered so much attention and so many followers in such a short period of time as the concept of social capital. The purpose of this authoritative volume is to review the foundations for this fast growing field. The selected articles embed the concept in core theoretical work in economics, political science, sociology, development theory, and philosophy. Topics include: contemporary conceptual and philosophical foundations; forms of social capital; and the relation of social capital to both development and democracy. This collection will provide an insightful reference source to students and researchers alike
Local commons and global interdependence : heterogeneity and cooperation in two domains by Robert O Keohane( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 libraries worldwide
This volume offers a synthesis of what is known about very large and very small common-pool resources. At an international level, states cannot appeal to authoritative hierarchies to enforce agreements they make to cooperate with one another. In some small-scale settings, participants may be just as helpless in calling on distant public officials to monitor and enforce their agreements
Property in land and other resources by Daniel H Cole( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
"Over the past several years, much has been written about property rights in land and natural resources by scholars in many disciplines including economics, political science, history, and law. This book, based on a 2010 Lincoln Institute conference, addresses the tendency in social science literature to oversimplify the concept of property rights by assuming that only two or three forms of property rights are appropriate for the effective use and conservation of resources. Instead it focuses on recent developments in our understanding of how various property systems are applied to and affect the use of scarce natural resources. The chapters explore the multiple aspects of diverse resources in the design and implementation of property rights systems. The volume also includes a foreword by Douglass C. North and a keynote chapter by Thráinn Eggertsson, who discusses issues related to property rights institutions and the environment using six case studies from his native Iceland, where relatively simple and transparent institutions are ideal for identifying social regularities with general applicability. The topics addressed in the other chapters and accompanying commentaries include: the nature and variety of existing property systems; new thinking about the California gold rush; the role of psychological entitlement in property allocation; evolving property regimes governing fisheries; the evolution of zoning; attributes of property regimes governing water resources; the nature of property rights in tradable pollution permits; how regulations sometimes create property; and mechanisms for ameliorating property conflicts that arise from the presence of endangered species on privately owned lands."--Publisher's website
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Alternative Names
Awan, Elinor
Awan, Elinor 1933-2012
Awan, Elinor Claire 1933-2012
Elinor Ostrom American political economist
Elinor Ostrom Amerikaans econome (1933-2012)
Elinor Ostrom amerikansk statsvetare
Elinor Ostrom economista estatunidenca
Elinor Ostrom economista statunitense
Elinor Ostrom uczona amerykańska, politolog, noblistka z ekonomii
Elinor Ostrom US-amerikanische Professorin für Politikwissenschaft
Elinora Ostroma amerikāņu ekonomiste, Nobela prēmijas laureāte ekonomikā
Ostrom, E. 1933-2012
Ostrom, Ellinor 1933-2012
Елинор Остром
Елінор Остром
Остром, Элинор
Элінар Острам
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אלינור אוסטרום
إلينور أوستروم
الینر اوسٹرم
الینور آسٹروم
الینور اوستروم
الینور اوستروم اقتصاددان سیاسی اهل آمریکا
ئێلینۆر ئۆسترۆم
इलिनॉर ऑस्ट्रॉम
इलिनोर ओस्ट्रम
এলিনর অস্ট্রম
ਏਲੀਨੋਰ ਓਸਟਰੋਮ
எலினோர் ஒசுட்ரொம்
എലിനോർ ഓസ്‌ട്രോം
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오스트롬, 엘리너
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