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The Origins of Institutions for Collective Action in Common-Pool Resource Situations

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dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-23T19:50:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-23T19:50:38Z
dc.date.issued 1985 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8222
dc.description.abstract "Considerable attention has been paid by the authors of the case studies to the problems of collective action in relation to common-pool resources. Accepted theories of collective action appear to conclude that individuals using a common-pool resource are locked into a struggle leading to the destruction of the very resource on which their livelihood depends. Several cases, however, have described situations where individuals using a common-pool resource have devised their own customs or rules to limit individual actions in ways that avoid the tragedy of the commons. Other cases illustrate what the accepted theories predict--resource systems that are over-used and whose capability to sustain a productive flow of resource units into the future is seriously endangered." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis en_US
dc.subject tragedy of the commons en_US
dc.subject Hardin, Garrett en_US
dc.subject Olson, Mancur en_US
dc.title The Origins of Institutions for Collective Action in Common-Pool Resource Situations en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Common Property Resource Management, Board on Science and Technology for International Development (BOSTID) en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates September 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc National Academy of Sciences / National Research Council, Washington, DC en_US


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