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ERIC Number: EJ794608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Sustaining the Commons: The Tragedy Works Both Ways
Ellerbrock, Mike; Bayer, Jessica; Bradshaw, Rose
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v28 n3 p256-259 2008
In the management of common property resources, privatization is often advocated as the surest path to sustainability because of its reliance on human self-interest in natural resources decision making. This article demonstrates that the motive of self-interest, though powerful, does not necessarily lead to environmental outcomes that promote the common good. The key to avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons is not private ownership but controlling access. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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