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The Vulnerability of Polycentricity: The Case Study of Fracking Governance in Pennsylvania

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dc.contributor.author Laurens, Emma
dc.contributor.author York, Abigail
dc.contributor.author Arnold, Gwen
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-11T19:19:34Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-11T19:19:34Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10522
dc.description.abstract "Polycentric governance is often hailed for its ability to increase stakeholder participation, encourage political innovation and produce more sustainable outcomes when compared to traditional, hierarchical governing systems (Aligica & Tarko, 2012; E. Ostrom, 2001, 2010). While this type of governance may internalize externalities by expanding governance boundaries, polycentricism is criticized for bureaucratic inefficiencies and increased complexity (Aligica & Tarko, 2012). The conversation surrounding appropriate government systems must include discussion of rules and political values in addition to questions of efficiency (Aligica & Tarko, 2012). Using Pennsylvania’s natural gas development as a case study, we explore the positive and negative aspects of polycentric governance. Pennsylvania is an interesting case study of polycentricity due to the state’s unique approach to natural gas industry taxation and a patchwork of stakeholders competing for influence (Christopherson & Rightor, 2012). The lack of empirical work on the impacts of polycentric governance on different community development strategies in general and within the energy infrastructure space in particular (Goldthau, 2014), allows for the development of evaluation tools for energy governance." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject polycentricity en_US
dc.subject governance en_US
dc.title The Vulnerability of Polycentricity: The Case Study of Fracking Governance in Pennsylvania en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop 6 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 19-21, 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Indiana University, Bloomington en_US

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