The Question of the Commons
439 pages, 6 x 9
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Release Date:01 Jul 1990
ISBN:9780816512058
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The Question of the Commons

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The University of Arizona Press

This collection of eighteen original essays evaluates the use and misuse of common-property resources, taking as its starting point ecologist Garret Hardin's assertion in "The Tragedy of the Commons" that common property is doomed to overexploitation in any society. This book represents the first cross-cultural test of Hardin's argument and argues that, while tragedies of the commons do occur under some circumstances, local institutions have proven resilient and responsive to the problems of communal resource use.

Bonnie J. McCay is a professor of anthropology and ecology at Rutgers University.
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