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Vincent Ostrom Rocks My Face Off!!!

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dc.contributor.author D'Amico, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-02T18:42:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-02T18:42:24Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5980
dc.description.abstract "I recently read Vincent Ostrom's The Meaning of Democracy and the Vulnerability of Democracies for Pete's Constitutional Political Economy Class. He wrote up a comment on the Austrian Economists. I would like to comment on a feature of Vincent Ostrom's proposed research design for the investigation into political economy. As it has been explained to me the Ostroms (both Vincent and Elinore) assert that the proper structure of intensive education in political economy is one of artisanship over repetitions and reiteration. Graduate students learn best by doing and should view their degree seeking years more as apprenticeships in which they hone the tools and skills of their craft. The craftsmanship theme runs throughout not only their advice and strategic suggestions but also in the messages of their scholarly assertions as well. Take for example the use of the term applied to the tasks of creating good governance, sustaining democratic structures and drafting of successful constitutions. Ostrom refers to such a task as 'constitutional craftsmanship.' The implication of the dual presence of craftsmanship in both strategy and investigation is that theories of political economy gain epistemological accuracy by being derived from direct interaction with political dilemma. Political theory is best understood in the context of political economy." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Ostrom, Vincent en_US
dc.subject public choice en_US
dc.subject institutional economics en_US
dc.subject self-governance en_US
dc.title Vincent Ostrom Rocks My Face Off!!! en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Book Review en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

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