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Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons

Edited by: Blake Hudson, Jonathan Rosenbloom, Dan Cole

ISBN13: 9781138060906
Published: January 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The "commons" has come to mean many things to many people, and the term is often used inconsistently. The study of the commons has expanded dramatically since Garrett Hardin’s The Tragedy of the Commons (1968) popularized the dilemma faced by users of common pool resources.

This comprehensive Handbook serves as a unique synthesis and resource for understanding how analytical frameworks developed within the literature assist in understanding the nature and management of commons resources. Such frameworks include those related to Institutional Analysis and Development, Social-Ecological Systems, and Polycentricity, among others. The book aggregates and analyses these frameworks to lay a foundation for exploring how they apply according to scholars across a wide range of disciplines. It includes an exploration of the unique problems arising in different disciplines of commons study, including natural resources (forests, oceans, water, energy, ecosystems, etc), economics, law, governance, the humanities, and intellectual property. It shows how the analytical frameworks discussed early in the book facilitate interdisciplinarity within commons scholarship. This interdisciplinary approach within the context of analytical frameworks helps facilitate a more complete understanding of the similarities and differences faced by commons resource users and managers, the usefulness of the commons lens as an analytical tool for studying resource management problems, and the best mechanisms by which to formulate policies aimed at addressing such problems.

Environmental Law
1. Introduction: Commons Analytical Frameworks and Case Studies
Blake Hudson, Jonathan Rosenbloom and Dan Cole

Part I: Theoretical Frameworks and Alternative Lenses for Analyzing Commons
2. Bridging Analytical Frameworks and Disciplines to Which They Apply
Konrad Hagedorn, Philipp Grundmann and Andreas Thiel
3. Using the Ostrom Workshop Frameworks to Study the Commons
Michael Cox
4. Polycentricity
Josephine van Zeben
5. Connecting Commons and the IAD Framework
Mike McGinnis
6. Anticommons Theory
Michael Heller
7. Knowledge Commons
Michael J. Madison, Brett M. Frischmann and Katherine J. Strandburg
8. Commons Storytelling: Tragedies, Comedies, and Tragicomedies
Brigham Daniels
9. Common-pool Resource Appropriation and Conservation: Lessons from Experimental Economics
James Walker and Esther Blanco
10. Humanistic Rational Choice: Understanding the Fundamental Motivations that Drive Self-Organization and Cooperation in Commons Dilemmas
Dan DeCaro

Part II: Commons Interdisciplinary Case Studies
11. The US Public Lands as Commons
Bruce Huber
12. Water Commons: A Critical Appreciation and Revisionist View
Eduardo Araral, Maitreyee Mukherjee, Faye Victoria Sit Ying Qi and Serik Orazgaliyev
13. Commons Analysis and Ocean Fisheries
Bonnie McCay Merritt
14. Coastal Commons as Social-ecological Systems
Achim Schlüter, Stefan Partelow, Luz Elba Torres-Guevara and Tim C. Jennerjahn
15. Climate as a Commons
Jouni Paavola
16. Governing Wildlife Commons: Wild Boars, Wolves, and Red Kites
Christian Schleyer, Nina Hagemann and Katharina Rauchenecker
17. Ecosystem Services as Commons?
Tatiana Kluvankova, Stanislava Brnkalakova, Veronika Gezik and Michal Maco
18. Urban commons of the Global South: Using multiple frames to illuminate complexity
Seema Mundoli, Hita Unnikrishnan and Harini Nagendra
19. Ostrom in the City: Design Principles and Practices for the Urban Commons
Sheila R. Foster and Christian Iaione
20. Infrastructure and its Governance: The British Broadcasting Corporation Case Study
Brett Frischmann
21. Medical Information Commons
Mary A. Majumder, Peter D. Zuk and Amy L. McGuire
22. Ethical Standards for Unconsented Data Access to Build Genomic and Other Medical Information Commons
Barbara Evans
23. Technology Dependent Commons
Nina Wormbs
24. From Historical Institution to pars pro toto: the Commons and Their Revival in Historical Perspective
Tine De Moor
25. Customary Authority and Commons Governance
Frank Matose, Phil René Oyono and James Murombedzi
26. The Role of Pseudo-Commons in Post-Socialist Countries
Insa Theesfeld
27. Facilitated Self-Governance of the Commons: On the Roles of Civil Society Organizations in the Governance of Shared Resource Systems
Frank van Laerhoven and Clare Barnes
28. Commons, Indigenous Rights, and Governance
Iliana Monterroso, Peter Cronkleton and Anne M. Larson
29. Globalization, Local Commons, and the Multiscale Ecosystem Framework (MEF)
Timothy O. Randhir

Part III: A Global Context
30. Bigger Issues in a Smaller World: The Future of the Commons
Cheryl Chan, Fatima Noor Khan and Sajida Awan
31. Protecting the Global Commons: The Politics of Planetary Boundaries
Oran R. Young and Falk Schmidt