Socialism and the Tragedy of the Commons: Reflections on Environmental Practice in the Soviet Union and Russia

@article{Mirovitskaya1995SocialismAT,
  title={Socialism and the Tragedy of the Commons: Reflections on Environmental Practice in the Soviet Union and Russia},
  author={Natalia Mirovitskaya and Marvin S. Soroos},
  journal={The Journal of Environment & Development},
  year={1995},
  volume={4},
  pages={110 - 77}
}
  • Natalia Mirovitskaya, Marvin S. Soroos
  • Published 1995
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Environment & Development
  • Socialism can be looked upon as a fourth potential strategy for avoiding Garrett Hardin's "tragedy of the commons." The other three are social pressure, regulations, and division of the resource into private sections. In theory, having a common resource used exclusively by a community, rather than by private parties, eliminates the personal profit motive, thereby opening up possibilities for more rational resource management. Exposés on the severe environmental degradation in the former Soviet… CONTINUE READING

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