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Lessons from the Cultural and Political Economy of Recovery
This essay reviews four of the central themes in Emily Chamily-Wright’s The Cultural and Political Economy of Recovery. These themes include: (1) the cultural toolkit, (2) the use of qualitativeExpand
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Re-evaluating community policing in a polycentric system
Abstract Elinor Ostrom and her colleagues in The Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University in Bloomington conducted fieldwork in metropolitan police departments acrossExpand
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Riding in Cars with Boys: Elinor Ostrom's Adventures with the Police
More than forty years ago, Elinor Ostrom began her adventures with the police. In order to combat the conventional view that “bigger means better,” Ostrom pioneered a field work-based framework forExpand
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Polycentricity in Disaster Relief
A key aspect of The Cultural and Political Economy of Recovery is the comparison of disaster relief providers at different levels—federal government, local governments, private individuals, andExpand
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Wife Sales
For over a century, English husbands sold their wives at auctions. We argue that wife sales were an institutional response to an unusual constellation of property rights in Industrial Revolution-eraExpand
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Polycentricity, Self-Governance, and the Art & Science of Association
When considered as a unified project, the Ostroms’ themes of polycentricity, self-governance, and the art and science of association have strong intellectual roots and connections with AustrianExpand
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Interjurisdictional competition and the Married Women’s Property Acts
Married women in the early nineteenth century United States were not permitted to own property, enter into contracts without their husband’s permission, or stand in court as independent persons. ThisExpand
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