A particular sub-class of social institutions. Back in undergraduate days this was massive for me, but I have been thinking of over things since then. I could do with a refresher. for now, google of Elinor Ostrom and David Putnam and the critiques of those authors for a flavour of this. Especially Ostrom.
Governance of the commons
On the mysterious fact that most people get on with most of their neighbours most of the time
2014-10-29 – 2021-09-02
Buterin, Vitalik, Zoë Hitzig, and E. Glen Weyl. 2019. “A Flexible Design for Funding Public Goods.” Management Science 65 (11): 5171–87.
Hanna, Susan S. 1997. “The New Frontier of American Fisheries Governance.” Ecological Economics 20: 221–33.
Hardin, Garrett. 1968. “The Tragedy of the Commons.” Science 162: 1243–48.
Hardin, Russell. 1971. “Collective Action as an Agreeable n-Prisoners’ Dilemma.” Behavioral Science 16 (5): 472–81.
Levin, Simon A. 2000. Fragile Dominion: Complexity and the Commons. Basic Books.
Ostrom, Elinor. 1990. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions). Cambridge University Press.
———. 1992. “The Rudiments of a Theory of the Origins, Survival, and Performance of Common Property Institutions.” Making the Commons Work: Theory, Practice and Policy.
Ostrom, Elinor, Joanna Burger, Christopher B Field, Richard B Norgaard, and David Policansky. 1999. “Revisiting the Commons: Local Lessons, Global Challenges.” Science 284: 278–82.
Putnam. 1993. “The Prosperous Community: Social Capital and Public Life.” The American Prospect 13: 65–78.
Putnam, Leonardi, and Nanetti. 1993. “Social Capital and Institutional Success.” In Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy. Princeton University Press Princeton, NJ.
Sekeris, Petros G. 2012. “The Tragedy of the Commons in a Violent World.” Working Paper 1213. University of Namur, Department of Economics.