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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... Land Foundation , 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 ...
When the Commons Become Less Tragic : Land Tenure , Social Organization , and Fair Trade in Mexico 45 José Sarukhán and Jorge Larson Chapter 3. Forest Resources : Institutions for Local Governance in Guatemala 71 Clark C. Gibson Chapter ...
As populations continue to grow , to disperse over large areas of land , to concentrate in large cities , and to cluster along coastal regions , the management of natural and cultural resources will become even more difficult .
Hardin used the example of a herder placing one more animal on grazing lands used by multiple herders . The individual herder gains the entire advantage of that animal's grazing while bearing only a small part of the cost of the ...
Patrilineal , matrilineal , and other rules of inheritance , awarding of dowries , responsibilities to train youth , land - use restrictions , and diverse other practices and obligations can be interpreted as intergenerational commons ...
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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