Ostrom, Hardin and the Commons: A Critical Appreciation and a Revisionist View

  title={Ostrom, Hardin and the Commons: A Critical Appreciation and a Revisionist View},
  author={E. Araral},
  journal={Built Environment eJournal},
  • E. Araral
  • Published 2013
  • Economics
  • Built Environment eJournal
  • I provide a critical appreciation of the considerable legacies of Ostrom and Hardin to the literature on the commons. First, how valid is Ostrom’s critique of Hardin’s tragedy of the commons? Second, how generalizable are studies arguing for Ostrom’s institutional design principles for long-lived commons? Finally, how justified is Ostrom’s critique of privatization, markets and the Leviathan solutions to the tragedy of the commons? Based on a reassessment of the evidence and reinterpretation of… CONTINUE READING
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