‘Tragedy of the commons’ as conventional wisdom in sustainability education

  title={‘Tragedy of the commons’ as conventional wisdom in sustainability education},
  author={Marco A. Janssen and Skaidra Smith-Heisters and Rimjhim M. Aggarwal and Michael L. Schoon},
  journal={Environmental Education Research},
  pages={1587 - 1604}
Abstract More than 50 years ago biologist Garrett Hardin published his influential essay ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’. In his essay, Hardin argued that in situations where people share resources, external intervention via governmental regulations or privatization of the resource is needed to avoid resource overexploitation. While the article is considered by many resource governance scholars as misleading and incomplete, it is one of the most assigned articles in environmental studies courses… 
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