- Series: Princeton Paperbacks
- Paperback: 376 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press (September 11, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691122385
- ISBN-13: 978-0691122380
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #319,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Understanding Institutional Diversity (Princeton Paperbacks)
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"Understanding Institutional Diversity is a comprehensive book on the management of the common pool. It includes overviews of major theoretical issues and empirical studies. Anyone who is interested in how common-pool problems are or are not successfully resolved by locally devised arrangement should read it."--Gary D. Libecap, The Independent Review
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"This will undoubtedly be a very popular, much-assigned, and much-cited magnum opus."--Carl Simon, University of Michigan
"What emerges from Elinor Ostrom's book is precisely what the title suggests---an understanding of the diverse nature of institutions that exist in human societies to promote human cooperation or to hinder it. This is a significant work by one of the most thoughtful social scientists in the world and it will attract a large number of readers and enlighten them."--Peter Boettke, George Mason University
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Brilliant throughout, the framework and supporting empirical and theoretical material are incredibly powerful and relevant for any social scientist or policy analyst who wishes to maintain a practical orientation without sacrificing theoretical rigor.