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Governing the Commons - 29th Edition - The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action

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Tackles one of the most enduring and contentious issues of positive political economy: common pool resource management.

List of contents

Preface; 1. Reflections on the commons; 2. An institutional approach to the study of self-organization and self-governance in CPR situations; 3. Analyzing long-enduring, self-organized and self-governed CPRs; 4. Analyzing institutional change; 5. Analyzing institutional failures and fragilities; 6. A framework for analysis of self-organizing and self-governing CPRs; Notes; References; Index.

About the author

Elinor Ostrom ist Professorin für Politikwissenschaft an der Indiana University in Bloomington. 2009 erhielt sie als erste Frau den Wirtschaftsnobelpreis. Sie setzt sich mit Problemen kollektiven Handelns bei gemeinschaftlich genutzten, jedoch knappen natürlichen Ressourcen auseinander und gilt international als eine der bedeutendsten Commons-Forscherinnen.


The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Elinor Ostrom provides a unique body of empirical data to explore conditions under which common pool resource problems have been satisfactorily or unsatisfactorily solved.

Product details

Authors Elinor Ostrom, the Late Elinor Ostrom
Publisher Cambridge University Press Academic
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.10.2015
EAN 9781107569782
ISBN 978-1-107-56978-2
Dimensions 140 mm x 220 mm x 15 mm
Series Canto Classics
Canto Classics
Subjects Non-fiction book
Social sciences, law, business > Political science > Political science and political education

Umweltmanagement, für die Hochschulausbildung, Politik und Staat, POLITICAL SCIENCE / General, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Real Estate / General

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