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Author Ostrom, Elinor.

Title Governing the commons : the evolution of institutions for collective action / Elinor Ostrom
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  333.2 Ost/Gtc  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  333.2 Ost/Gtc  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series The Political economy of institutions and decisions
Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Contents Ch. 1. Reflections on the commons -- Ch. 2. An institutional approach to the study of self-organization and self-governance in CPR [i.e. Common-pool resources] situations -- Ch. 3. Analyzing long-enduring, self-organized and self-governed CPRs -- Ch. 4. Analyzing institutional change -- Ch. 5. Analyzing institutional failures and fragilities -- Ch. 6. A framework for analysis of self-organizing and self-governing CPRs
Analysis Water
Notes "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 has 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 the conditions under which common-pool resource problems have been satisfactorily or unsatisfactorily solved. Among the cases considered are communal tenure in meadows and forest, irrigation communities and other water rights, and fisheries." -- Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-270) and index
Notes Also available via the World Wide Web
Subject Commons -- Case studies.
Land tenure.
Natural resources, Communal -- Management.
Natural resources, Communal.
Public goods.
Riparian rights.
Social choice -- Case studies.
Social choice.
Water rights.
Working class -- Case studies.
Working class.
LC no. 90001831
ISBN 0521371015