Collective Action and the Evolution of Social Norms: the principled optimism of Elinor Ostrom

  title={Collective Action and the Evolution of Social Norms: the principled optimism of Elinor Ostrom},
  author={M. Auer},
  journal={Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research},
  pages={265 - 271}
  • M. Auer
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research
  • Of her many contributions to the social, behavioral and applied natural sciences, which title by Elinor ‘Lin’ Ostrom towers over all others? Answering this question is no simple task. The amount of vital authorship by Ostrom rivals that of any political scientist over the past 50 years. Indeed, it is confining to situate Ostrom in the discipline of political science. Her highest honor, the Nobel Memorial Prize, was earned in economic sciences. And her theories, discoveries, and casework shape… CONTINUE READING
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