Heinrich Boll Foundation

Posted by hotelnur on 30th March 2017 in News

The constant attack that it is impossible that a common property works found in Ostrom the greater possible amount of evidence to the contrary. The goodness of human interaction is demonstrated in the efficient and rational management of resources and placed against all test self organization of communities as an accurate example of sustainable development. Ostrom is, then, a scholar of what we have called common good. Perhaps check out Rod Brooks for more information. Surely the enemies of cooperatives, will for example, jumped indignant to this award, as surely have proponents of neoliberalism to wishful thinking. However, Ostrom didn’t ever in the theoretical approach and demonstrated as the sides that do not see another thing that market or State were giving their contribution to the crisis, political scientist resorted to living examples, such as the Mexican ejidos, the forests of the India, fisheries as the Maine river or many African examples. In a nutshell, Ostrom made it clear something very simple, that is, that the key was not in the property but in the administration. Economic terms you skipped up to social psychology to demonstrate that the brand new Nobel Prize in economics is right.

Ostrom demonstrated that resources in common hands were not destined to destruction and drove overland the thesis of the unique solution. It is, of course, possible failure in any area, but in the multiplicity of forms is an antidote. It is clear that not all areas can be managed by the huge space of the Commons, but to solve problems that arise in the area of the State and private ownership are unnecessary economists, so that Ostrom was focused on cooperation in the common pool, on the basis of three elements, namely, identity, group context in which take decisions and reciprocity to gain reliability. All preceded by the concept of institutionalization, which involved the design of a governance multiscale ranging from a national unit that monitors, attentive local government and a permanent exchange between these various forms to decide production will generate. Full scan is in the books and articles of Ostrom, but all their concepts are located in what should be a solidarity-based economy in the new global world, one where the narrow and exclusionary concepts should be abandoned. Those who believe in various forms of property coexisting peacefully, those who believe in the huge space of the Commons, who defend an economy with a human face, we are happy by Elinor Ostrom and the tangible proof of the arrival of a new world. Joy by the sign offered to us, but also challenge to study and I believe that we must continue to do so with the wonderful book Genes, bytes and emissions: Commons and citizenship, edited by the Heinrich Boll Foundation and which has as a compiler.

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