Governing the commons : the evolution of institutions for collective action

Elinor Ostrom

The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Both state control and privatisation of resources have been advocated, but neither the state nor the market have been uniformly successful in solving common pool resource problems. Offering a critique of 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 organisations 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.

「Nielsen BookData」より


  • Series editors
  • preface
  • 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.

「Nielsen BookData」より


書名 Governing the commons : the evolution of institutions for collective action
著作者等 Ostrom, Elinor
Eggertsson, Thrainn
Calvert, Randall
シリーズ名 Political economy of institutions and decisions
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1990
ページ数 xviii, 280 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521371015
NCID BA12029284
※クリックでCiNii Booksを表示
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス