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.

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chapter 1|4 pages


Commons analytical frameworks and case studies

part I|128 pages

Theoretical frameworks and alternative lenses for analyzing commons

chapter 4|12 pages


chapter 6|13 pages

Anticommons theory

chapter 8|15 pages

Commons storytelling

Tragedies, comedies, and tragicomedies 1

chapter 9|11 pages

Common-pool resource appropriation and conservation

Lessons from experimental economics

chapter 10|16 pages

Humanistic rational choice

Understanding the fundamental motivations that drive self-organization and cooperation in commons dilemmas

part II|266 pages

Commons interdisciplinary case studies

chapter 11|9 pages

The US public lands as commons

chapter 12|13 pages

Water commons

A critical appreciation and revisionist view

chapter 15|10 pages

Climate as a commons

chapter 16|10 pages

Governing wildlife commons

Wild boars, wolves, and red kites

chapter 18|15 pages

Urban commons of the global south

Using multiple frames to illuminate complexity

chapter 19|21 pages

Ostrom in the city

Design principles and practices for the urban commons

chapter 20|25 pages

Infrastructure and its governance

The British Broadcasting Corporation case study

chapter 23|11 pages

Technology dependent commons

chapter 24|15 pages

From historical institution to pars pro toto

The commons and their revival in historical perspective

chapter 27|16 pages

Facilitated self-governance of the commons

On the roles of civil society organizations in the governance of shared resource systems 1

part III|26 pages

A global context

chapter 30|11 pages

Bigger issues in a smaller world

The future of the commons

chapter 31|13 pages

Protecting the global commons

The politics of planetary boundaries