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Governing the commons : the evolution of institutions for collective action

Author: Elinor Ostrom
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Canto classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Canto Classics editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
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: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elinor Ostrom
ISBN: 9781316423936 131642393X 1316456803 9781316456804 1316456323 9781316456323 1316457761 9781316457764 1316458725 9781316458723
OCLC Number: 1131763920
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 280 pages.).
Contents: Chapter 1 Reflections on the Commons --
Chapter 2 An Institutional Approach to the Study of Self-Organization and Aelf-Governance in CPR Situations --
Chapter 3 Analyzing Long-Enduring, Self-Organized, and Self-Governed CPRs --
Chapter 4 Analyzing Institutional Change --
Chapter 5 Analyzing Institutional Failures and Fragilities --
Chapter 6 A Framework for Analysis of Self-Organizing and Self-Governing CPRs --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Canto classics.
Responsibility: Elinor Ostrom.

Abstract:

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.

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