|Ylva Lundkvist Fridh||# Posted on December 5, 2015 at 11:01|
Current Debates 27 Oct: The Archaeology of the Commons (2013) by Karl-Johan Lindholm1, Emil Sandström2 & Ann-Kristin Ekman
This paper contains many interesting aspects. One very interesting, at least to me, clarification is done in the definition, where the researcher emphasises that a common should not be confused with “open access” but is rather a sort of cooperatively managed resource. The classical example of the “tragedy of the commons” is more a discussion about what can happen with an open access resource rather than a common. To understand that Hardin was discussing open access resources and that Ostrom was discussing cooperatively managed resources seems very basic to avoid confusion in the ongoing academic debate about the commons.
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