Managing the Commons, Second Edition

Managing the Commons, Second Edition

Distribution: World
Publication date: 04/22/1998
Format: Paperback 17 figures
ISBN: 978-0-253-21153-8
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... an impressive collection of essays that provide a wide-ranging look at the question of how best to manage our common-pool resources.... a thought-provoking read... " —The Journal of Environmental Education

This is a new edition of a pioneering work on the origins, developments, and recent innovations in the debate on managing commonly-owned lands and resources. It includes both new and updated essays which focus on alternate institutional approaches to managing these resources to prevent environmental tragedy.

Author Bio

John A. Baden is Chairman of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE) and the Gallatin Institute. He was co-contributing editor of the first edition of Managing the Commons with Garrett Hardin. He is also contributimh editor of Environmental Gore and writes a syndicated column for the Seattle Times.

DOUGLAS S. NOONAN is Research Assistant at the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE) and the Gallatin Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Putting the Commons First
Managing Commons and Community: Pacific Northwest People, Salmon, Rivers, and Sea
(William D. Ruckelshaus)
Classic Tragedy of the Commons
The Tragedy of the Commons (Garrett Hardin)
The Economic Theory of a Common-Property Resource: The Fishery (H. Scott Gordon)
Group Size and Group Behavior (Mancur Olson, Jr.)
A New Primer for the Management of Common-Pool Resources and Public Goods (John A. Baden)
Developing Theories of the Commons
Environmental Resource Management: Public or Private? (Robert L. Bish)
The Tragedy of the Commons: Twenty-Two Years Later (David Feeny, Fikret Berkes, Bonnie L. McCay, James M. Acheson)
Reflections on the Commons (Elinor Ostrom)
Organizing the Commons
From Free Grass to Fences: Transforming the Commons of the American West (Terry L. Anderson and P. J. Hill)
Communitarianism and the Logic of the Commons (John A. Baden)
A Community Corporation Approach to Management of Marine Fisheries: With Some Potential Applications to Hawaii (Samuel G. Pooley and Ralph E. Townsend)
International Fisheries Management Institutions: Europe and the South Pacific (Douglas S. Noonan)
Problematic Conceptions of the Commons: Alternative Perspectives Dealing with Problematic Commons:
The Viewshed (Randal O'Toole)
Internet Decentralization, Feedback, and Self-Organization (Douglas S. Noonan)
Environmental Versus Political Pollution (Dwight R. Lee)
The Federal Treasury as a Common Pool Resource: The Predatory Bureaucracy as a Management Tool (John A. Baden and Douglas S. Noonan)
Living on a Lifeboat (Garrett Hardin)
Clear Thinking About the Earth (Lynn Scarlett)