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Extending the Ostrom Perspective in History: Collective Resources in the Kingdom of Naples in the 13th and 18th Centuries

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dc.contributor.author Bulgarelli, Alessandra
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-12T15:28:41Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-12T15:28:41Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9406
dc.description.abstract "Historical studies on commons were regarded for a long time as individual cases, local or regional, until the work of Elinor Ostrom provided a solid theoretical approach and allowed the development of comparative projects both in the national and international level. Until then in Italy as in Europe studies focused on the legal aspects of the phenomenon in their broader meaning--such as the establishment of a body of collective goods, its corpus of rules and its conflict--as well as investigating their end which started during the 18th century and continued especially during the liberalization wave of the 19th. In the light of Ostrom results, Garrett Hardin 's thesis concerning the indiscriminate exploitation of the commons has been revised also regarding the past. In reference to some European areas, historians have shown, on the basis of empirical and archival research, the existence of a rules governing the management of the commons capble of regulating and restricting the use of local resources in order to achieve a sustainable management. This paper draws on original archival research focuses on mainland Southern Italy, an area covering over 70,000 km2, regards the period of the XIII-XVIII, and brings together economic, social and institutional aspects of governing the commons there. The examination of the historical evidence reveals the extent to which the conceptual framework developed by Elinor Ostrom can be applied well beyond the original parameters and allows us to recover a rich experience at self- governance where the institutional aspect of endogenous matrix assumes a significant role in economic governance." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject commons--history en_US
dc.title Extending the Ostrom Perspective in History: Collective Resources in the Kingdom of Naples in the 13th and 18th Centuries en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Italy en_US
dc.subject.sector History en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop 5 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 18-21, 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Indiana University, Bloomington en_US

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