1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons

Edited By Blake Hudson, Jonathan Rosenbloom, Dan Cole Copyright 2019
    464 Pages
    by Routledge

    464 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    Chapter 26 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781138060906_oachapter26.pdf

    1. Introduction: Commons Analytical Frameworks and Case Studies  Part I: theoretical frameworks and alternative lenses for analyzing commons  2. Bridging Analytical Frameworks and Disciplines to Which They Apply  3. Using the Ostrom Workshop Frameworks to Study the Commons  4. Polycentricity  5. Connecting Commons and the IAD Framework  6. Anticommons Theory  7. Knowledge Commons  8. Commons Storytelling: Tragedies, Comedies, and Tragicomedies  9. Common-pool Resource Appropriation and Conservation: Lessons from Experimental Economics  10. Humanistic Rational Choice: Understanding the Fundamental Motivations that Drive Self-Organization and Cooperation in Commons Dilemmas  Part II: commons interdisciplinary case Studies  11. The US Public Lands as Commons  12. Water Commons: A Critical Appreciation and Revisionist View  13. Commons Analysis and Ocean Fisheries  14. Coastal Commons as Social-ecological Systems  15. Climate as a Commons  16. Governing Wildlife Commons: Wild Boars, Wolves, and Red Kites  17. Ecosystem Services as Commons?  18. Urban commons of the Global South: Using multiple frames to illuminate complexity  19. Ostrom in the City: Design Principles and Practices for the Urban Commons  20. Infrastructure and its Governance: The British Broadcasting Corporation Case Study  21. Medical Information Commons  22. Ethical Standards for Unconsented Data Access to Build Genomic and Other Medical Information Commons  23. Technology Dependent Commons  24. From Historical Institution to pars pro toto: the Commons and Their Revival in Historical Perspective  25. Customary Authority and Commons Governance  26. The Role of Pseudo-Commons in Post-Socialist Countries  27. Facilitated Self-Governance of the Commons: On the Roles of Civil Society Organizations in the Governance of Shared Resource Systems  28. Commons, Indigenous Rights, and Governance  29. Globalization, Local Commons, and the Multiscale Ecosystem Framework (MEF)  Part III: A global context  30. Bigger Issues in a Smaller World: The Future of the Commons  31. Protecting the Global Commons: The Politics of Planetary Boundaries


    Blake Hudson is a Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

    Jonathan Rosenbloom is a Professor of Law at Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

    Dan Cole is a Professor of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, with a joint appointment in the School of Law and in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

    "The Routledge Handbook of the Commons is an extraordinary collection of essays exploring self-governance from many viewpoints. The volume first present alternative frameworks for analyzing commons and then continues with empirical sections that explore traditional natural resource commons as well as governance of resources in the knowledge economy, including genomic and other medical data, urban commons, climate and global commons. The volume is an important contribution to the study of economic systems." - Thráinn Eggertsson, University of Iceland and Hertie School of Governance, Germany