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Property, Proprietorship and Politics: Law and the Structure of Strategic Opportunities in the California Water Industry

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dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Vincent en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:33:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:33:56Z
dc.date.issued 1963 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2001-07-02 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2001-07-02 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1044
dc.description.abstract "In any going society, the patterns of economic behavior are maintained by virtue of certain rule of conduct or law which formulate the range of strategic opportunities that are available to those who function within that society. Law places parameters upon conduct by indicating the boundaries of lawful and unlawful behavior, provides a basic structure of incentives for ordering the behavior of all persons in a society, and affords certain facilities for the pursuit of opportunities. Such legal concepts as 'rights' in relations to 'goods' and 'remedies' in relation to 'injuries' or 'wrongs' clearly reflect a structure of incentives with reference to an implicit moral order. The existence of arrangement for the negotiation and adjudication of interest, in relation to such concepts, constitute the institutional facilities that shape the strategic opportunities available in any society. "If law is to be effective, it must be enforceable. An unenforceable rule enunciating a 'Thou shall not' proposition is no more than a pious platitude. On the other hand, the imposition of unarticulated rile of conduct without recourse to the formal rules of law may be an exercise of irresponsible power, tyranny, or brute force. A rule of law exists only when enforceable rules of conduct are made explicit and when the behavior of all participants in a social structure can be held accountable in reference to the explicit standards of the law." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject rules en_US
dc.subject enforcement en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject environment--law en_US
dc.title Property, Proprietorship and Politics: Law and the Structure of Strategic Opportunities in the California Water Industry en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Regional Science Association Meeting en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 14-15 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Eugene, OR, W63-1 en_US
dc.submitter.email hess@indiana.edu en_US

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