Book Search:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

bookjacket

Understanding Institutional Diversity
Elinor Ostrom

Book Description | Reviews
Chapter 1 [HTML] or [PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations xi
Acknowledgments xiii

PART I: AN OVERVIEW OF THE INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT (IAD)FRAMEWORK 1

Chapter One: Understanding the Diversity of Structured Human Interactions 3
Diversity: A Core Problem in Understanding Institutions 4
Is There an Underlying Set of Universal Building Blocks? 5
Holons: Nested Part-Whole Units of Analysis 11
Action Arenas as Focal Units of Analysis 13
Zooming Out to an Overview of the IAD Framework 15
Viewing Action Arenas as Dependent Variables 16
Institutional Frameworks, Theories, and Models 27
The Limited Frame of This Book 29

Chapter Two: Zooming In and Linking Action Situations 32
An Action Situation as a Focal Unit of Analysis 32
Example of a Simple Action Situation 35
The Basic Working Parts of Action Situations 37
Linking Action Arenas 55
Predicting Outcomes 64
Evaluating Outcomes 66

Chapter Three: Studying Action Situations in the Lab 69
The Trust Game in the Experimental Laboratory 70
A Commons Dilemma in the Experimental Laboratory 78
Structural Changes in the Laboratory 85
Replications and Extensions of Commons Dilemma Experiments 93
Conclusions 97

Chapter Four: Animating Institutional Analysis 99
Animating Open, Competitive Processes 100
The Challenge of Imperfect Information 101
Assumptions Used in Animating Participants 103
Variety and Complexity: An Asset or a Liability? 116
A Focus on Collective Action to Overcome Social Dilemmas 119
Norms Fostering Collective Action 121
Emergence and Survival of Norms in Evolutionary Processes 125
Conclusion 131

PART II: FOCUSING ON RULES 135

Chapter Five: A Grammar of Institutions, Sue Crawford and Elinor Ostrom 137
Parsing Institutional Statements 137
The Syntax of a Grammar of Institutions 139
The Syntax Components 140
Applying the Grammar 152
Using the Grammar in Empirical Field Research 171
Some Next Steps 173

Chapter Six: Why Classify Generic Rules? 175
Solving Babbling Equilibrium Problems 176
The Policy Analyst ’s Need to Understand How to Reform Situations 180
Moving beyond Slogan Words to Describe Institutions 181
Coping with the Immense Diversity by Identifying Generic Rules 181
The Role of Rules as Information Transformation Mechanisms 184
An Underlying Universality? 185

Chapter Seven: Classifying Rules, Elinor Ostrom and Sue Crawford 186
The Horizontal Approach: Classifying by the A I M of a Rule 187
Position Rules 193
Boundary Rules 194
Choice Rules 200
Aggregation Rules 202
Information Rules 206
Payoff Rules 207
Scope Rules 208
Default Conditions: What Happens if No Rules Exist Related to Components of an Action Situation? 210
The Vertical Approach: Operational, Collective-Choice, and Constitutional-Choice Levels of Analysis 214
Using Rules as Tools to Change Outcomes 215

PART III: WORKING WITH RULES 217

Chapter Eight: Using Rules as Tools to Cope with the Commons 219
Field Research on Common-Pool Resources 221
What Rules Are Found in Self-Organized Common-Pool Resource Regimes? 222
Contemporary Approaches to Resource Policy 236
Coping with Complexity: A General Problem 242
Changing Rules as an Adaptive Process 243
Theoretical Puzzles 251
Summing Up 253

Chapter Nine: Robust Resource Governance in Polycentric Institutions 255
Design Principles and Robust Social-Ecological Systems 258
Threats to Robust Governance of Common-Pool Resources 271
Modest Coping Methods for Dealing with Threats to Sustainability 279
The Advantage and Limits of Polycentric Systems in Coping with Design and Long-Term Sustainability of Systems 281
The Capabilities of Polycentric Systems in Coping with Tragedies of the Commons 283
Conclusion 287

Notes 289
References 307
Index 351

Return to Book Description

File created: 11/11/2014

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Class Use
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share