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Beyond the Tragedy of the Commons

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dc.contributor.author Basurto, Xavier en_US
dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:18:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:18:07Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-11-20 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-11-20 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/4506
dc.description.abstract "To move beyond Hardins tragedy of the commons, it is fundamental to avoid falling into either of two analytical and policy traps: (1) deriving and recommending 'panaceas' or (2) asserting 'my case is unique.' We can move beyond both traps by self-consciously building diagnostic theory to help unpack and understand the complex interrelationship between social and biophysical factors at different levels of analysis. We need to look for commonalities and differences across studies. This understanding will be augmented if the rich detail produced from case studies is used together with theory to find patterned structures among cases. In this paper, we briefly illustrate important steps of how we can go about diagnosing the emergence and sustainability of self-organization in the fishing context of the Gulf of California, Mexico. By doing so, we are able to move away from the universality proposed by Hardin and understand how two out of three fisheries were able to successfully self-organize, and why one of them continues to be robust over time." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries W08-25 en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject natural resources en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject tragedy of the commons en_US
dc.title Beyond the Tragedy of the Commons en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US


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