The Tragi-Comedy of the Commons: Evolutionary Biology, Economics and Environmental Law,
15 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2010
Date Written: 2001
Theories of Environmental Law from Evolutionary Biology and Economics are compared. Why human societies sometimes cope with environmental problems via law or informal norms and sometimes do not. Law as compensating for insufficient altruism.
Keywords: Environmental Law Tragedy of the Commons Law and Evolutionary Biology
JEL Classification: D70, H23, H41
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