Rules Without Enforcement are But Words on Paper

Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 11, No. 21, Second Semester 2009

11 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2011

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Elinor Ostrom

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA); Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Political Science

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Date Written: January 13, 2010

Abstract

This paper synthesizes extensive research conducted by colleagues from a wide diversity of disciplines that examines the relationships between the social systems and ecological systems they use. One of the key observations is that efforts to design general-purpose blueprints frequently fail. The variety of conditions of an ecological system rarely fit a single scheme for good institutions for a large region.

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Keywords: rules, social systems, ecological systems

JEL Classification: B52, Q57

Suggested Citation

Ostrom, Elinor, Rules Without Enforcement are But Words on Paper (January 13, 2010). Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 11, No. 21, Second Semester 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1905636

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Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Political Science

Bloomington, IN
United States

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