Protecting the Commons: A Framework For Resource Management In The Americas
Joanna Burger, Elinor Ostrom, Richard Norgaard, David Policansky, Bernard D. Goldstein
Island Press, 2001 - 360 pages
Commons—lands, waters, and resources that are not legally owned and controlled by a single private entity, such as ocean and coastal areas, the atmosphere, public lands, freshwater aquifers, and migratory species—are an increasingly contentious issue in resource management and international affairs.
Protecting the Commons provides an important analytical framework for understanding commons issues and for designing policies to deal with them. The product of a symposium convened by the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) to mark the 30th anniversary of Garrett Hardin's seminal essay “The Tragedy of the Commons” the book brings together leading scholars and researchers on commons issues to offer both conceptual background and analysis of the evolving scientific understanding on commons resources. The book:
Contributors include Alpina Begossi, William Blomquist, Joanna Burger, Tim Clark, Clark Gibson, Michael Gelobter, Michael Gochfeld, Bonnie McCay, Pamela Matson, Richard Norgaard, Elinor Ostrom, David Policansky, Jeffrey Richey, Jose Sarukhan, and Edella Schlager.
Protecting the Commons represents a landmark study of commons issues that offers analysis and background from economic, legal, social, political, geological, and biological perspectives. It will be essential reading for anyone concerned with commons and commons resources, including students and scholars of environmental policy and economics, public health, international affairs, and related fields.
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The idea for this volume evolved from discussions of the U.S. National Committee for SCOPE ( the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment ) and led ultimately to a symposium titled “ Protecting the Commons : a Framework for ...
We thank the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , the National Science Foundation ( SBR - 9521918 ) , the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) , the Ford Foundation , and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for ...
... the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences ( ESO 5022 ; Joanna Burger , Bernard D. Goldstein ) , and the MacArthur Foundation ( Elinor Ostrom ) . JOANNA BURGER ELINOR OSTROM RICHARD B. NORGAARD DAVID POLICANSKY BERNARD ...
Introduction Common - Pool Resources and Commons Institutions An Overview of the Applicability of the Concept and Approach to Current Environmental Problems JOANNA BURGER , CHRISTOPHER FIELD , RICHARD B. NORGAARD , ELINOR OSTROM ...
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Reformulating the Commons
When the Commons Become Less Tragic Land Tenure Social Organization and Fair Trade in Mexico
Forest Resources Institutions for Local Governance in Guatemala
Wildlife Resources The Elk of Jackson Hole Wyoming
Cooperative and Territorial Resources Brazilian Artisanal Fisheries
Regional and CrossBoundary Commons
Water Resources The Southwestern United States
The Atmospheric Commons
Arctic Contaminants and Human Health
Medical Care as a Commons
Spatial Techniques for Understanding Commons Issues
Integrating Scale and Social Justice in the Commons