The Question of the Commons

The Question of the Commons

The Culture and Ecology of Communal Resources

Book - 1987
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This collection of eighteen original essays evaluates the use and misuse of common-property resources, taking as its starting point ecologist Garret Hardin's assertion in "The Tragedy of the Commons" that common property is doomed to overexploitation in any society. This book represents the first cross-cultural test of Hardin's argument and argues that, while tragedies of the commons do occur under some circumstances, local institutions have proven resilient and responsive to the problems of communal resource use.
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c1987
ISBN: 9780816509720
Branch Call Number: GF49 .Q47 1987
Characteristics: xvi, 439 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Acheson, James M.
McCay, Bonnie J.


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