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The Relevance of the Municipality Debate for the Solution of Collective Action Problems

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dc.contributor.author Boettke, Peter J.
dc.contributor.author Palagashvili, Liya
dc.contributor.author Lemke, Jayme S.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-03T20:43:33Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-03T20:43:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8629
dc.description.abstract "Elinor Ostrom and her colleagues in The Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University in Bloomington conducted fieldwork in metropolitan police departments across the United States. They found that small police departments with a high degree of community involvement were able to effectively provide public safety in their communities. This finding in support of so-called ―community policing‖ dealt a blow to the popular belief that consolidation and centralization of services was the only way to effectively provide citizens with public goods. However, subsequent empirical literature suggests that the widespread implementation of community policing has been generally ineffective and in many ways unsustainable. We argue that these failures are the result of 1.) institutional incompatibilities within the nested, polycentric network of organizations that provides public safety and 2.) perverse incentives generated by federal policy and the increasing militarization of the police." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject public goods and bads en_US
dc.subject decentralization en_US
dc.subject community en_US
dc.subject police en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.title The Relevance of the Municipality Debate for the Solution of Collective Action Problems en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Design and Dynamics of Institutions for Collective Action: A Tribute to Prof. Elinor Ostrom, Second Thematic Conference of the IASC en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates 29 November - 1 December en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands en_US

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