Governance of the commons

On the mysterious fact that most people get on with most of their neighbours most of the time

October 29, 2014 — September 2, 2021

hand wringing
incentive mechanisms
Figure 1

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.

1 Taxonomy of public goods

2 Institutions that manage these

Nadia Eghbal, An alternate ending to the tragedy of the commons point to the failure of online discourse as an issue of management of the commons

3 What even is social capital?

4 References

Buterin, Hitzig, and Weyl. 2019. A Flexible Design for Funding Public Goods.” Management Science.
Hanna. 1997. The New Frontier of American Fisheries Governance.” Ecological Economics.
Hardin, Garrett. 1968. “The Tragedy of the Commons.” Science.
Hardin, Russell. 1971. Collective Action as an Agreeable n-Prisoners’ Dilemma.” Behavioral Science.
Levin. 2000. Fragile Dominion: Complexity and the Commons.
Ostrom. 1990. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions).
———. 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, Burger, Field, et al. 1999. Revisiting the Commons: Local Lessons, Global Challenges.” Science.
Putnam. 1993. The Prosperous Community: Social Capital and Public Life.” The American Prospect.
Putnam, Leonardi, and Nanetti. 1993. “Social Capital and Institutional Success.” In Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy.
Sekeris. 2012. The Tragedy of the Commons in a Violent World.” Working Paper 1213.