Commons storytelling

Tragedies, comedies, and tragicomedies 1

Authored by: Brigham Daniels

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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While scholarship on the commons grows out of many disciplines and employs many methods, much of the literature relies heavily on storytelling. The stories told include those that explain the plight facing a particular commons resource, those that describe how a particular set of resource users avoided commons dilemmas, and those that explain how a particular set of strategic interactions have resulted in problems typical for the commons.

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