WORTH A LOOK
David Sloan Wilson posts (30 October) on EVONOMICS HERE
"The Tragedy of the Commons: How Elinor Ostrom Solved one of Life’s Greatest Dilemmas
The design principles for solving the tragedy of the commons can be applied to groups"
I recommend David Wilson's post on Elinor Wilson's scientific work. It provides a thorough grounding in her path breaking solution to the theoretical case of Hardin's alleged 'Tragedy of the Commons', an influential paper he wrote - actually on population growth - a supposed isssue at the time - among environmentalists.
Wilson's account of the the influence of Elinor Wilson's work is most interesting, particularly in its practical applications afterwards.