New Journal Paper on the commons of developed industrialized countries

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The paper "On the commons of developed industrialized countries" written by Erling Berge and Margaret Mckean has been published in the International Journal of the Commons.

New Journal Paper on the commons of developed industrialized countries

The paper is published as a New Journal Paper and can be downloaded here.

Abstract of the paper
The editorial discusses the status and prospects of the commons of developed industrialized countries, based on the literature. For the traditional commons, one key variable for long-term development prospects of the commons is found in the way ownership to the commons is structured. A second key variable is the way increasing knowledge, including scientific environmental knowledge, has affected our perception of what a resource is within a commons and its value. The way these two variables characterizing commons: “structure of ownership” and “knowledge of valuable resources” are related is illustrated in a process referred to as “the withering away” with potential for widely diverging outcomes. Also new emerging urban commons are commented on and a more indepth study of both traditional and new urban commons is called for.

Published 18. September 2015 - 15:33 - Updated 28. November 2016 - 10:22