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Varför kaos är granne med gud

Magnusson, Axel LU (2011) STVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Common pool-resources, or CPR’s which they often are referred to, are natural or man made resource systems such as fish stocks or irrigation systems. The size of these resources make exclusion of potential beneficiaries hard and they are also characterized by a high level of rivalry since extraction by one individual negatively affects others possiblity of appropriation. Due to these characteristics these resources are often threatened by extinction. Scholars have found however, that these CPR’s can be governed in a sustainable fashion by the users them self’s. This essay examines the design principles which facilitate the creation of these common-property institutions by focusing on user characteristics and institutional design. This is... (More)
Common pool-resources, or CPR’s which they often are referred to, are natural or man made resource systems such as fish stocks or irrigation systems. The size of these resources make exclusion of potential beneficiaries hard and they are also characterized by a high level of rivalry since extraction by one individual negatively affects others possiblity of appropriation. Due to these characteristics these resources are often threatened by extinction. Scholars have found however, that these CPR’s can be governed in a sustainable fashion by the users them self’s. This essay examines the design principles which facilitate the creation of these common-property institutions by focusing on user characteristics and institutional design. This is done by comparing well-managed to mismanaged student dorms which demonstrate the same basic problems and functionality as common-property regimes. The study tests 19 facilitating factors which have been shown to affect the possibility of creating a sustainable self-governing order for CPR’s. The findings show that well managed student dorms to a higher degree share norms, have higher levels of social capital and have a more suitable form of leadership. At the same time the study concludes that there are important factors which separate CPR’s such as user dependency. (Less)
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Magnusson, Axel LU
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alternative title
En teoriprövande komparativ studie av gemensamma resurspooler och vilka faktorer som leder till framgångsrik, hållbar självförvaltning
course
STVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Gemensam resurspool, självförvaltning, designprinciper, studentkorridor, socialt kapital
language
Swedish
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1856798
date added to LUP
2011-04-20 08:59:39
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2011-04-20 08:59:39
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  abstract     = {Common pool-resources, or CPR’s which they often are referred to, are natural or man made resource systems such as fish stocks or irrigation systems. The size of these resources make exclusion of potential beneficiaries hard and they are also characterized by a high level of rivalry since extraction by one individual negatively affects others possiblity of appropriation. Due to these characteristics these resources are often threatened by extinction. Scholars have found however, that these CPR’s can be governed in a sustainable fashion by the users them self’s. This essay examines the design principles which facilitate the creation of these common-property institutions by focusing on user characteristics and institutional design. This is done by comparing well-managed to mismanaged student dorms which demonstrate the same basic problems and functionality as common-property regimes. The study tests 19 facilitating factors which have been shown to affect the possibility of creating a sustainable self-governing order for CPR’s. The findings show that well managed student dorms to a higher degree share norms, have higher levels of social capital and have a more suitable form of leadership. At the same time the study concludes that there are important factors which separate CPR’s such as user dependency.},
  author       = {Magnusson, Axel},
  keyword      = {Gemensam resurspool,självförvaltning,designprinciper,studentkorridor,socialt kapital},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Varför kaos är granne med gud},
  year         = {2011},
}