Prior to the conference, we encourage members of the public and of the Club of Rome to read the information posted on this page to give background information about governance of the commons. Use the “Comments” section or the contact information at the bottom of the page to suggest further reading or to engage in pre-conference conversation.
Background Paper on Global Rule of Law by Winston Nagan
Armitage, Derek. (2008). “Governance and the commons in a multi-level world”. International Journal of the Commons. Vol 2, no 1 January 2008, pp. 7-32. Publisher: Igitur, Utrecht Publishing & Archiving Services for IASC. URL: http://www.thecommonsjournal.org. URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-IJC-08002. Copyright: content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. ISSN: 1875-0281
Bollier, David. (2001). Public Assets, Private Profits: Re-Claiming the American Commons in an Age of Market Closure. Washington DC: New America Foundation.
Bollier, David. (2002). Silent Theft: The Private Plunder of or Common Wealth. New York: Routledge.
Bollier, David and Silke Helfrich, editors. (2012). The Wealth of the Commons: A World beyond Market and State. Amherst MA: Levellers Press.
Carlsson, Lars and Annica Sandström. (2008). “Network governance of the commons” International Journal of the Commons. Vol 2, no 1 January 2008, pp. 33-54. Publisher: Igitur, Utrecht Publishing & Archiving Services for IASC. URL: http://www.thecommonsjournal.org/index.php/ijc/article/view/20. Copyright: content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. ISSN: 1875-0281
Cox, M., G. Arnold, and S. Villamayor Tomás. (2010). “A review of design principles for community-based natural resource management.” Ecology and Society 15(4): 38. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art38/
Dales, J.H. (1968). Pollution, Property and Prices. An Essay in Policy-making and economics. Toronto: university of Toronto Press.
Daly, Herman E. and John B. Cobb Jr. (1989). For the Common Good. Boston MA: Beacon Press.
Dasgupta, Partha. (2002). “Social Capital and Economic Performance: Analytics” University of Cambridge and Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm. First Version: December 2001, Revised: January 2002
Dietz, Thomas, Elinor Ostrom and Paul C. Stern. (2003). “The Struggle to Govern the Commons”. Science New Series, Vol. 302, No. 5652 (Dec. 12, 2003), pp. 1907-1912
Gardner, Roy, and Elinor Ostrom. (1991). “Rules and games”. Public Choice 70: 121-149, 1991. Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Hess, Charlotte and Elinor Ostrom. (2003). “Ideas, Artifacts, and Facilities: Information as a common-pool resource”. Law and Contemporary Problems [Vol. 66:111 Winter/Spring 2003] pp 111-145
Hardin, Garret. (1968). “The Tragedy of the Commons” Science” Vol. 162, No. 3859, pp. 1243-1248.
Harvey, David. (2010) The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism. New York: Oxford University Press.
Hess, Charlotte & Ostrom, Elinor (eds). (2011). Understanding Knowledge as Commons: From Theory to Practice. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.
Ostrom, Elinor. (1990). Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Ostrom, Elinor. (2005). Understanding Institutional Diversity. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.
Ostrom, Elinor. (2009). Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems. Prize Lecture, December 8, 2009
Wijkman, Anders and Rockstrom, Johan. (2011). Bankrupting Nature: Denying our planetary boundaries. London: earthscan from Routledge.