The Struggle to Govern the Commons

@article{Dietz2003TheST,
  title={The Struggle to Govern the Commons},
  author={Thomas Dietz and E. Ostrom and Paul C. Stern},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={302},
  pages={1907 - 1912}
}
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