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Balancing Accuracy and Meaning in Common-Pool Resource Theory

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dc.contributor.author Cox, Michael en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:56:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:56:16Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-06 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-06 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/3016
dc.description.abstract "Common-pool resources are managed in complex environments that are amenable to understanding, analysis, and management at multiple levels. This paper develops a heuristic criterion to identify the costs and benefits of adopting various levels of analysis when constructing theory for common-pool resource management. It argues that there is no single optimal level for such analysis. Instead, a trade-off is posed where theories at higher levels tend to be more accurate but less meaningful than theories at lower levels." en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject complexity en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis en_US
dc.subject scale en_US
dc.title Balancing Accuracy and Meaning in Common-Pool Resource Theory en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 13 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth January en_US


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