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The Core Challenges of Moving Beyond Garrett Hardin

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Basurto, Xavier; Ostrom, Elinor
Journal: Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research
Volume: 1
Date: 2009
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2662
Sector: General & Multiple Resources
Subject(s): common pool resources
tragedy of the commons
Hardin, Garrett
Abstract: "Hardins theory depicting a set of pastoralists inexorably trapped in the overuse of their common pasturewas thought for many years to be typical for common-pool resources (CPRs) not owned privately or by a government. Since Hardin thought the users would be trapped in their tragic overuse of a resource, he advocated two solutions to prevent future tragedies: state control or individual ownership. We need to move beyond this simplistic approach, but face challenges in doing so."

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