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Addressing the 'Tragedy of Commons' by Creating Social Capital: Some Experiments and Experience with the Street Vendors in Orissa

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Ramana, D.V.
Conference: Sustaining Commons: Sustaining Our Future, the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons
Location: Hyderabad, India
Conf. Date: January 10-14
Date: 2011
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7193
Sector: Social Organization
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): social capital
action research
tragedy of the commons
Abstract: "The paper documents the journey of the researcher and a group of vendors and links it with the relevant theoretical underpinnings. The paper makes an effort to answer the following questions: How to conceptualize the social capital in the context of the street vending?; Can an institutional support play a role in strengthening the social capital?; Will social capital help in addressing the tragedy of common?"

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