Climate as a commons

Authored by: Jouni Paavola

Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons

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

Print ISBN: 9781138060906
eBook ISBN: 9781315162782
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New institutional economics or “new institutionalism” has informed a significant body of research on local common property arrangements and international environmental conventions (e.g. Ostrom, 1990, 2005; Ostrom et al., 1994; Young, 2002). This interdisciplinary research encompassing economics, political science, sociology and anthropology has shed light on the conditions in which voluntary collective action can attain sustainable governance and use of environmental resources, and has identified design principles that characterize successful governance solutions.

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