Constructing a Climate Change Logic: An Institutional Perspective on the 'Tragedy of the Commons'

  title={Constructing a Climate Change Logic: An Institutional Perspective on the 'Tragedy of the Commons'},
  author={Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari and Frank Wijen and Barbara Gray},
  journal={Sustainability \& Economics eJournal},
textabstractDespite increasing interest in transnational fields, transnational commons have received little attention. In contrast to economic models of commons, which argue that commons occur naturally and are prone to collective inaction and tragedy, we introduce a social constructionist account of commons. Specifically, we show that actor-level frame changes can eventually lead to the emergence of an overarching, hybrid "commons logic" at the field level. These frame shifts enable actors… 
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