The Challenges of Achieving Conservation and Development

The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations, Volume IV, 2011-2012

8 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2012

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Elinor Ostrom

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

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

In this keynote address prepared for the Miller Upton Forum on the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations at Beloit College, Elinor Ostrom discusses the tools that she and her colleagues have developed to assess the likelihood of a particular social-ecological system (SES) — a common pool resource situated within a particular ecological, economic, and political environment — has for generating patterns of robust governance and sustainable development. Ostrom cautions that even though they have identified general principles of robust self-governance and CPR management, their research paradigm offers no panacea. Every SES requires its own multidisciplinary analysis. The analytic tools Ostrom describes do not prescribe solutions, but instead provide the research team a framework that ensures that the right questions are being asked.

Keywords: economics, ecology, conservation, development, economic development

Suggested Citation

Ostrom, Elinor, The Challenges of Achieving Conservation and Development (2011). The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations, Volume IV, 2011-2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2176268

Elinor Ostrom (Contact Author)

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) ( email )

1315 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Political Science

Bloomington, IN
United States

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