Institutions and the Commons

We mentioned the idea of institution. Elinor Ostrom wrote Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action in part because the commons is an important form of resource, but also to develop some ideas about the creation of institutions. (Reference Buchanan? Nozick? Rawls? Hobbes?)

Publication data: Copyright 1990, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, get it from Amazon (¥1880). There is a trial offer for students, you may be able to get it for free by clicking on "無料体験", and some pages may be available by Google or Amazon previews. Also check the original edition for previews. (This is the one I have, which is much more expensive: ¥2941, so be careful.)

We will be reading about "Communal tenure in high mountain meadows and forests" in "Hirano, Nagaike, and Yamanoka villages in Japan" (Ch. 3, pp. 65-68).