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Understanding institutional diversity

Author: Ostrom, Elinor Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 355 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780691122380Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Understanding Institutional Diversity Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments PART I: AN OVERVIEW OF THE INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT (IAD) FRAMEWORK One Understanding the Diversity of Structured Human Interactions Diversity: A Core Problem in Understanding Institutions Is There an Underlying Set of Universal Building Blocks? Holons: Nested Part-Whole Units of Analysis Action Arenas as Focal Units of Analysis Zooming Out to an Overview of the IAD Framework Viewing Action Arenas as Dependent Variables Institutional Frameworks, Theories, and Models The Limited Frame of This Book Two Zooming In and Linking Action Situations An Action Situation as a Focal Unit of Analysis Example of a Simple Action Situation The Basic Working Parts of Action Situations Linking Action Arenas Predicting Outcomes Evaluating Outcomes Three Studying Action Situations in the Lab The Trust Game in the Experimental Laboratory A Commons Dilemma in the Experimental Laboratory Structural Changes in the Laboratory Replications and Extensions of Commons Dilemma Experiments Conclusions Four Animating Institutional Analysis Animating Open, Competitive Processes xi xiii 1 3 4 5 11 13 15 16 27 29 32 32 35 37 55 64 66 69 70 78 85 93 97 99 100 The Challenge of Imperfect Information Assumptions Used in Animating Participants Variety and Complexity: An Asset or a Liability? A Focus on Collective Action to Overcome Social Dilemmas Norms Fostering Collective Action Emergence and Survival of Norms in Evolutionary Processes Conclusion PART II: FOCUSING ON RULES Five A Grammar of Institutions, Sue Crawford and Elinor Ostrom Parsing Institutional Statements The Syntax of a Grammar of Institutions The Syntax Components Applying the Grammar Using the Grammar in Empirical Field Research Some Next Steps Six Why Classify Generic Rules? Solving Babbling Equilibrium Problems The Policy Analyst's Need to Understand How to Reform Situations Moving beyond Slogan Words to Describe Institutions Coping with the Immense Diversity by Identifying Generic Rules The Role of Rules as Information Transformation Mechanisms An Underlying Universality? Seven Classifying Rules, Elinor Ostrom and Sue Crawford The Horizontal Approach: Classifying by the AIM of a Rule Position Rules Boundary Rules Choice Rules Aggregation Rules Information Rules Payoff Rules Scope Rules Default Conditions: What Happens if No Rules Exist Related to Components of an Action Situation? 101 103 116 119 121 125 131 135 137 137 139 140 152 171 173 175 176 180 181 181 184 185 186 187 193 194 200 202 206 207 208 210 The Vertical Approach: Operational, Collective-Choice, and Constitutional-Choice Levels of Analysis Using Rules as Tools to Change Outcomes 214 215 PART III: WORKING WITH RULES Eight Using Rules as Tools to Cope with the Commons Field Research on Common-Pool Resources What Rules Are Found in Self-Organized Common-Pool Resource Regimes? Contemporary Approaches to Resource Policy Coping with Complexity: A General Problem Changing Rules as an Adaptive Process Theoretical Puzzles Summing Up Nine Robust Resource Governance in Polycentric Institutions Design Principles and Robust Social-Ecological Systems Threats to Robust Governance of Common-Pool Resources Modest Coping Methods for Dealing with Threats to Sustainability The Advantage and Limits of Polycentric Systems in Coping with Design and Long-Term Sustainability of Systems 281. The Capabilities of Polycentric Systems in Coping with Tragedies of the Commons Conclusion Notes References Index 217 219 221 222 236 242 243 251 253 255 258 271 279 283 287 289 307 351

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