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Ostrom, Elinor

Works: 257 works in 715 publications in 5 languages and 17,047 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Originator, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, ed, Interviewee
Classifications: HD1286, 333.2
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Most widely held works by Elinor Ostrom
Understanding knowledge as a commons from theory to practice ( file )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Korean and held by 1,784 libraries worldwide
Looking at knowledge as a shared resource: experts discuss how to define, protect, and build the knowledge commons in the digital age
The commons in the new millennium challenges and adaptation ( file )
13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,630 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
The drama of the commons by National Research Council (U.S.)( file )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,514 libraries worldwide
Seeing the forest and the trees human-environment interactions in forest ecosystems ( file )
13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,513 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
Governing the commons : the evolution of institutions for collective action by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
76 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,351 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 first describes three models most frequently used as the foundation for recommending state or market solutions. She then outlines theoretical and empirical alternatives to these models in order to illustrate the diversity of possible solutions. In the following chapters she uses institutional analysis to examine 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
People and forests communities, institutions, and governance ( file )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,176 libraries worldwide
Understanding institutional diversity by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 670 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
The Delivery of urban services : outcomes of change ( Book )
9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 libraries worldwide
Local commons and global interdependence heterogeneity and cooperation in two domains by Robert O Keohane( file )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 531 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
Rules, games, and common-pool resources by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Multiple Levels of Analysis
Property in land and other resources by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 436 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
Trust and reciprocity : interdisciplinary lessons from experimental research ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Linking the formal and informal economy : concepts and policies by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
A collection of studies on formality and informality in developing countries, this volume contains contributions from anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. It argues for moving beyond the formal-informal dichotomy, and offers information to develop guiding principles for intervention
Competition and cooperation : conversations with Nobelists about economics and political science ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 372 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
Strategies of political inquiry ( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Working together : collective action, the commons, and multiple methods in practice by Amy R Poteete( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 348 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
Institutional incentives and sustainable development : infrastructure policies in perspective by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Community organization and the provision of police services ( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Patterns of metropolitan policing by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 296 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
Foundations of social capital by Elinor Ostrom( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 229 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
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Alternative Names
Awan, Elinor
Awan, Elinor Claire 1933-2012
Ostrom, E. 1933-2012
Ostrom, Ellinor 1933-2012
English (323)
French (4)
Spanish (2)
Korean (2)
Romanian (1)
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