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The Puzzle of Good Governance: Putting the Pieces Together through the Lens of Ostrom's Design Principles

CBIE_WP-2014-008

Abstract

Governing common pool resources in the face of disturbances such as globalization and climate change is challenging. Success stories often become non-success stories when they are transplanted from one context, with a dierent set of conditions to another. We analyzed 69 cases of irrigation systems, sheries, and forests to understand some of the factors that underlie the long-term success of common pool resource management regimes in the face of change. For each case, we assess the presence or absence of Ostroms design principles and look at co-occurrence patterns between design principles and successful outcomes. We nd that the importance of design principles is dependent on the resource type and that design principles need to be analyzed together. We further provide new visualization techniques for co-occurrence patterns and add to qualitative comparative analysis by introducing a reliability metric to deal with a large meta-analysis dataset on secondary data where information is missing or uncertain.

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Published November 3, 2014

Jacopo A. Baggio, Utah State University

Allain Barnett, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Irene Perez Ibarra, Arizona State University, Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment

Ute Brady, Arizona State University, School of Sustainability

Elicia Ratajczyk, Arizona State University, School of Sustainability/School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Nathan Rollins, Arizona State University, School of Sustainability

Cathy Rubinos, Arizona State University, School of Sustainability

Hoon C. Shin, Arizona State University, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

David J. Yu, Purdue University

Rimjhim Aggarwal, Arizona State University, School of Sustainability

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