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 David and Lucile Packard Foundation , The Pew Charitable Trusts , The Surdna Foundation , The Winslow Foundation , and individual donors . About the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment SCOPE , the Scientific ...
... Schering Plough Research Institute , and World Information Transfer for support of the Tenth General Assembly . We also thank the following for individual support : the U.S. Department of Energy ( xi Acknowledgments.
for individual support : the U.S. Department of Energy ( AI - DE - FC0195EW55084 and DE - FG - 26 - OONT - 40938 ) , to the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation ( CRESP ; Joanna Burger , Bernard D. Goldstein ) ...
A Brief Review of the Commons Concept An individual using a resource in common with others receives the full benefit of using the resource more intensively while the full costs of the increased use are shared with others .
some resources , the tension between the individual and the community , resource degradation , and the possibility of ameliorating institutions have been recognized by moral philosophers and popular orators since early times .
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