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Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons

Edited by: Blake Hudson , Jonathan Rosenbloom , Dan Cole

Print publication date:  January  2019
Online publication date:  January  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138060906
eBook ISBN: 9781315162782
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315162782
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<P>The "commons" has come to mean many things to many people, and the term is often used inconsistently. The study of the commons has expanded dramatically since Garrett Hardin?s <I>The Tragedy of the Commons</I> (1968) popularized the dilemma faced by users of common pool resources. </P> <P>This comprehensive Handbook serves as a unique synthesis and resource for understanding how analytical frameworks developed within the literature assist in understanding the nature and management of commons resources. Such frameworks include those related to Institutional Analysis and Development, Social-Ecological Systems, and Polycentricity, among others. The book aggregates and analyses these frameworks to lay a foundation for exploring how they apply according to scholars across a wide range of disciplines. It includes an exploration of the unique problems arising in different disciplines of commons study, including natural resources (forests, oceans, water, energy, ecosystems, etc), economics, law, governance, the humanities, and intellectual property. It shows how the analytical frameworks discussed early in the book facilitate interdisciplinarity within commons scholarship. This interdisciplinary approach within the context of analytical frameworks helps facilitate a more complete understanding of the similarities and differences faced by commons resource users and managers, the usefulness of the commons lens as an analytical tool for studying resource management problems, and the best mechanisms by which to formulate policies aimed at addressing such problems.</P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Bridging analytical frameworks and disciplines to which they apply Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Using the Ostrom Workshop Frameworks to study the commons Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Polycentricity Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Connecting commons and the IAD framework Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Anticommons theory Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Knowledge commons Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Commons storytelling Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Common-pool resource appropriation and conservation Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Humanistic rational choice Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The US public lands as commons Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Water commons Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Commons analysis and ocean fisheries Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Coastal commons as social-ecological systems Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Climate as a commons Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Governing wildlife commons Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Ecosystem services as commons? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Urban commons of the global south Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Ostrom in the city Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Infrastructure and its governance Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Medical information commons Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Ethical standards for unconsented data access to build genomic and other medical information commons Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Technology dependent commons Download PDF
Chapter  24:  From historical institution to pars pro toto  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Customary authority and commons governance Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The role of pseudo-commons in post-socialist countries Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Facilitated self-governance of the commons Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Commons, indigenous rights, and governance Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Globalization, local commons, and the multiscale ecosystem framework (MEF) Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Bigger issues in a smaller world Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Protecting the global commons Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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