The Reality of the Commons: Answering Hardin from Somalia

dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Gill
dc.coverage.countrySomaliaen_US
dc.coverage.regionAfricaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-02T16:45:45Z
dc.date.available2010-02-02T16:45:45Z
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.description.abstract"Twenty years ago this year, the biologist Garrett Hardin wrote a now famous paper which has strongly influenced atteqts to understand human use of the environrent. He popularized the sonent phrase ‘the trageay of the cmmns’ in arguing that though society is composed of rational individuals attempting to maximize their own best gcod, this rationality is individual and fundamentally at the expense Of other individuals. Nowadays, it is often forgotten that Hardin was prompted to write not by the misuse of cormmn lands, but by population growth rates. In 1968, the year in which Hardin’s article appeared, hrlich had just published his apocalyptic book, The Population Borrb, and the rapid natural increase of populations in Latin America and Asia was terrifying the world."en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/5461
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseriesSocial Forestry Network, Overseas Development Institute, Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNetwork Paper 6den_US
dc.subjectsocial forestryen_US
dc.subjecttragedy of the commonsen_US
dc.subjectproperty rightsen_US
dc.subjectcore commonsen_US
dc.subject.sectorForestryen_US
dc.titleThe Reality of the Commons: Answering Hardin from Somaliaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.type.methodologyTheoryen_US
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