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Selected Working Papers

W14–10
Cole, Daniel H. Forthcoming 2014. “Learning from Lin: Lessons and Cautions from the Natural Commons for the Knowledge Commons.” In Governing Knowledge Commons, edited by Brett Frischmann, Michael Madison, and Katherine Strandburg. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
W13–16
Cole, Daniel. Forthcoming 2014. “The Problem of Shared Irresponsibility in International Climate Law.” In Principles of Shared Responsibility in International Law: An Appraisal of the State of the Art, edited by André Nollkaemper and Dov Jacobs. New York: Cambridge University Press.
W13–15
Maxfield, Sylvia. 2013. “Accounting Paradigm Changes and Their Impact on Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility.” Paper #4 in the series: “Addressing the Complexities of Property Rights in Financial Markets.” Paper prepared for the International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, April 2–6, 2013.
W13–13
van Zeben, Josephine A.W. 2013. “Research Agenda for a Polycentric European Union.” Earlier version presented at Ostrom Workshop colloquium on March 25, 2013.
W13–12
Selmier, W. Travis, II. 2013. “Members Only: The Decline of Partnerships and the Rise of Club Goods Structures in Investment Banking.” Paper #3 in the series: “Addressing the Complexities of Property Rights in Financial Markets.” Presented at International Studies Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, April 2013.
W13–5
McGinnis, Michael D. 2013. “Caring for the Health Commons: What It Is and Who’s Responsible for It.”
W12–14
McGinnis, Michael D., and Claudia A. Brink. 2012. “Shared Stewardship of a Health Commons: Examples and Opportunities from Grand Junction, Colorado.” A White Paper Prepared for the Alliance of Community Health Plans, March 17, 2012.
W11–26
Oakerson, Ronald J., and Jeremy D. W. Clifton. 2011. “Neighborhood Decline as a Tragedy of the Commons: Conditions of Neighborhood Turnaround on Buffalo’s West Side.” Department of Political Science, Houghton College.
W11I–24
Babbin, Pat, Joanna Chan, Rahul Chaturvedi, Michael Cox, Graham Epstein, Zenebe Grebreegziabher, Jesper Larsson, Jamie Lewis, Sanchayan Nath, Katie Nold, Pratiti Priyadarshini, Carl Salk, Jessica Vogt, Burnell Fischer, and Catherine Tucker. 2011. “Revisiting the Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary.” International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Case Study Report.
W11–15
Blanco, Esther, Maria Claudia Lopez, and Sergio Villamayor-Tomás. 2011. "Does Water Scarcity Lead to Overuse? Evidence from Field Experiments."
W11–3
McGinnis, Michael. 2011. “Costs and Challenges of Polycentric Governance: An Equilibrium Concept and Examples from U.S. Health Care.” Paper presented at a conference on Self-Governance, Polycentricity, and Development, Renmin University of China, Beijing, May 8, 2011.
W11–2
Nagendra, Harini, and Elinor Ostrom. 2011. “Assessing Forest Change in Human Impacted Forests.” Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), Hyderabad, India, January 10-14.
W10–33
Ostrom, Elinor. 2010. “Institutions and Resources.” Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture, Kathmandu, Nepal, December 7, 2010. Audio format.
W10–27
Ostrom, Elinor. 2010. “The Potential Role of Communities in Sustaining Forest Resources.” Plenary address delivered at the XXIII IUFRO World Congress, Seoul, South Korea, August 27, 2010.
W10–20
McGinnis, Michael. 2010. “Comparative Religion Policy: Understanding Patterns of Religious Participation in Public Policy.” Paper presented at the Oxford Round Table on Religion and Science: Shaping the Modern World, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, England, July 25-30, 2010. PowerPoint presentation.
W10–19
McGinnis, Michael. 2010. “Building a Program for Institutional Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems: A Review of Revisions to the SES Framework.”
W10–10
Cox, Michael, and Elinor Ostrom. 2010. “Applying a Social-Ecological System Framework to the Study of the Taos Valley Irrigation System Over Time.” Paper presented at the 13th Economics of Infrastructures Conference, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, May 27, 2010.
W09–24
Jagger, Pamela, Jacqui Bauer, and James Walker. 2009. “Artisans of Political Theory and Empirical Inquiry: Twenty-Five Years of Scholarship at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis.”
W09–8
Cox, Michael, Gwen Arnold, and Sergio Villamayor Tomas. 2009. “Design Principles are Not Blueprints, but are They Robust? A Meta-Analysis of 112 Studies.” Working Paper. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
W09I–3
Basurto, Xavier, Kinga Boenning, Katrin Daedlow, Forrest Fleischman, Burney Fischer, Gustavo Garcia-Lopez, Maria Claudia Lopez Perez, Sarah Mincey, Mikaela Schmitt, Elinor Ostrom, and Francisco Kennedy Souza. 2009. “The Community and Forests of Painted Hills.” IFRI Y773 report.
W08–17
Steed, Brian, and Burnell Fischer. 2008. “Street Trees—Are They a Misunderstood Common-Pool Resource?” Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), Cheltenham, England, July 14-18. See interview in Science Daily (August 12, 2008) at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/08/080811200427.htm
W08–13
Ostrom, Elinor. 2008. “How Do Institutions for Collective Action Evolve?” Annual Neale Wheeler Watson Lecture presented at the Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, April 12, 2008.
W08–9
Mwangi, Esther, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick. 2008. “Forest Conservation and Gender Roles: Cases from East Africa and Latin America.” Paper presented at the 2008 SANREM CRSP Annual Meeting, Los Baños, Philippines, May 26-28, 2008.
W08–8
Jagger, Pamela, and Arthur Arinaitwe. 2008. “How Has Uganda’s Forest Sector Decentralization Reform Affected Rural Livelihoods?” Paper presented at the 2008 SANREM CRSP Annual Meeting, Los Baños, Philippines, May 26-28, 2008.
W08–7
Andersson, Krister, Jacqueline Bauer, Pamela Jagger, Marty Luckert, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Esther Mwangi, and Elinor Ostrom. 2008. “Unpacking Decentralization.” Paper presented at the 2008 SANREM CRSP Annual Meeting, Los Baños, Philippines, May 26-28, 2008.
W08–1
Ostrom, Elinor. 2008. “The Danger of Prescribing Institutional Blueprints.” Keynote paper presented at the Workshop on “Which Governance for Which Environment? Institutions, Social Preferences, and Knowledge for Governing Environmental Issues,” Cargese, France, February 4-8, 2008.
W07–14
Ostrom, Elinor. 2007. “Why Do We Need Laboratory Experiments in Political Science?” Paper presented at the 2007 American Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL, August 30-September 2, 2007.
W07–9
Gellar, Sheldon. 2007. “Varieties of Religious Doctrines and Institutions in Africa and Their Impact on Democratization Processes.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Religious Ideas and Institutions and Transitions to Democracy in Africa, Los Angeles, CA, May 18-19.
W07–2
Ostrom, Elinor. 2007. “Sustainable Social-Ecological Systems: An Impossibility?” Presented at the 2007 Annual Meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, “Science and Technology for Sustainable Well-Being,” 15–19 February in San Francisco.
W06–41
Steed, Brian, and William Blomquist. 2006. “Responses to Ecological and Human Threats to a California Water Basin Governance System.” Paper presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences (APLS), Indiana University, Bloomington, October 25-26, 2006.
W06–37
Simon, Adam, and David Schwab. 2006. “Say the Magic Word: Effective Communication in Social Dilemmas.” Working Paper. New Haven, CT: Yale University.
W06–32
Holahan, Robert. 2006. “State-Level Determinants of Effective Floodplain Management.” Paper presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences (APLS), Indiana University, Bloomington, October 25-26, 2006.
W06–31
Schwab, David. 2006. “Contrasting Open and Ideal Communication in CPR Dilemmas.” Paper presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences (APLS), Indiana University, Bloomington, October 25-26, 2006.
W06–30
Janssen, Marco, and Elinor Ostrom. 2006. “Institutional Innovation in Real-Time Dynamic Spatial Commons.” Paper presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences (APLS), Indiana University, Bloomington, October 25-26, 2006.
W06–29
McGinnis, Michael. 2006. “Proselytism Games and Humanitarian Aid.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture (ASREC) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), Portland, Oregon, October 19-21, 2006.
W06–26
Cox, James, Elinor Ostrom, and James Walker, with Jamie Castillo, Eric Coleman, Robert Holahan, Michael Schoon, and Brian Steed. 2006. “Trust and Property Rights: Experimental Evidence.” Paper presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences (APLS), Indiana University, Bloomington, October 25-26, 2006.
W06–15
Ruttan, Lore. 2006. “Socio-Cultural Heterogeneity and the Commons.” Working Paper. Atlanta, GA: Emory University, Department of Environmental Studies.
W06–11
Gellar, Sheldon. 2006. “Religion and Democratization in Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa: Parallels in the Evolution of Religious and Political Governance Structures.” Paper presented at the conference on “Designing Constitutional Arrangements for Democratic Governance in Africa: Challenges and Possibilities,” Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, March 30-31, 2006.
W06–3
Kashwan, Prakash. 2006. “Participatory Panacea!: Explaining and Learning from the Limited Success of the Joint Forest Management Program in India.”
W05–40
Polski, Margaret. 2005. “The Economic Organization of Biomedical Research in the U.S.” Paper presented for the workshop held at the University Foundation, Brussels, Belgium, July 7-8th, 2005, on “Exploring the Microbiological Commons: Contributions of Bioinformatics and Intellectual Property Rights in Sharing Biological Information.”
W05–29
Ostrom, Elinor. 2005. “Developing a Method for Analyzing Institutional Change.” Paper presented at the symposium on “Who Should Do What in Environmental Governance: Institutions and Constraints,” held at the Porto Conte Ricerche Centre in Tramariglio (Alghero), Sardinia, Italy, September 21-24, 2005. Note: The background paper to accompany W05–29 is: “Self-Organization and Social Capital,” Industrial and Corporate Change 4(1) (1995): 131-59.
W05I–27
Poteete, Amy, and Elinor Ostrom. 2005. “Bridging the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide: Strategies for Building Large-N Databases Based on Qualitative Research.” Paper presented at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 1-4, 2005.
W04–5
Hess, Charlotte, and Elinor Ostrom. 2004. “A Framework for Analyzing Scholarly Communication as a Commons.” Paper presented for the “Workshop on Scholarly Communication as a Commons,” Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, March 31-April 2, 2004.
W03–6
Christensen, Robert K. 2003. “Shifting Paradigms in the Policy Process? An Institutional Analysis of Non-Sovereigns Prescribing, Invoking, Monitoring, Applying, & Enforcing Policy: Implications for Policy Learning and Emulation.”
W01–15
Lazar, Alina, David Chavalarias, and T. K. Ahn. 2001. “Information, Networks, and the Evolution of Cooperation among Rational Agents.”
W01–12
Ahn, T. K. 2001. “Conspiracy of Doves: An Indirect Evolutionary Approach to Institutions and Culture.” Presented at the APSA meetings, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2001.
W01–5
McGinnis, Michael. 2001. “Reciprocal Destabilization: A Two-Level Security Dilemma Involving Rebellions, Refugees, and Regional Conflict.” Presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, Feb. 21-24, 2001.
W00–20
Smerdel, Branko. 2000. "The Expert Grounds for a Proposal to Amend the Constitution."
W00–16
Sefton, Martin, Robert Shupp, and James Walker. 2001. “The Effect of Rewards and Sanctions in Provision of Public Goods.”
W00–10
Lyon, Thomas P., and Haizhou Huang. 2000. "Legal Remedies for Breach of the Regulatory 'Contract'."
W00–9
Lyon, Thomas P. 2000. "Competition and Technological Complexity in Procurement: An Empirical Study of Dual Sourcing."
W00–8
Lutz, Stefan, Thomas P. Lyon, and John W. Maxwell. 2000. "Quality Leadership when Regulatory Standards are Forthcoming."
W00–7
Lyon, Thomas P., and John W. Mayo. 2000. "Regulatory Opportunism and Investment Behavior: Evidence from the U.S. Electric Utility Industry."
W99–27
Maxwell, John W., and Thomas P. Lyon. 1999. "An Institutional Analysis of US Voluntary Environmental Agreements."
W99–23
McGinnis, Michael D. 1999. "Institutional Analysis and the Future of the Workshop: Toward a Tocquevillean Synthesis of the Policy Sciences?" Presented at the opening plenary session of the "Workshop on the Workshop 2" conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, June 10, 1999.
W99–19
McGinnis, Michael D. 1999. "Conflict Dynamics in a Three-Level Game: Local, National, and International Conflict in the Horn of Africa." Presented at the Thirty-Third North American Meeting of Peace Science Society (International), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, October 8-10, 1999.
W98–27
Polski, Margaret, and Elinor Ostrom. 1998. "An Institutional Framework for Policy Analysis and Design."
W98–23
Britt, Charla. 1998. "Community Forestry Comes of Age: Forest-User Networking and Federation-Building Experiences from Nepal." Presented at the 7th Annual IASCP conference, Vancouver, B.C., June 10-14, 1998.
W98–18
Hess, Charlotte. 1998. "Dilemmas of Building a Sustainable, Equitable Information Resource." Presented at the 7th Annual IASCP conference, Vancouver, B.C., June 10-14, 1998.
W98–9
Sandberg, Audun. 1998. "Environmental Backlash and the Irreversibility of Modernization." Presented at the 7th Annual IASCP conference, Vancouver, B.C., June 10-14, 1998.
W98–7
McGinnis, Michael D., and Vincent Ostrom. 1999. "Democratic Transformations: From the Struggle for Democracy to Self-Governance?" Presented at the "Workshop on the Workshop 2" conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, June 10, 1999.
W97–30
McGinnis, Michael. 1997. "NGO Response to Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: A Preliminary Analysis." Presented at the 31st North American meeting of the Peace Science Society (International), Indianapolis, IN, November 20-23, 1997.
W97–28
Ostrom, Vincent. 1997. "The Challenge Facing the Mexican Revolution in Its Third Century." Presented at "Colloquium III Federalism: From Theory to Practice," Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, December 4-6, 1997.
W97–19
Duany, Wal, William O. Lowrey, and Julia A. Duany. 1997. The Indigenous Peace Process: A Case Study of the Jikany-Lou Nuer Conflict and Its Resolution.
W97–17
Schroeder, Larry. 1997. "Analyzing Institutional Arrangements for Rural Infrastructure." Presented at the Inernational Workshop on Rural Infrastructure, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., May 19-23, 1997.
W96–18
Duany, Wal. 1996. "Federalism and Covenantal Way of Life." Presented at the Negotiating Forum of the south Sudan Independence Movement/Army, Mading, Latjor, South Sudan, August 1-6, 1996.
W95–40
Hess, Charlotte. 1995. "Untangling the Web: The Internet as a Commons." Presented at the Workshop "Reinventing the Commons," Transnational Institute, Bonn, Germany, November 4-5, 1995.
W95–32
McGinnis, Michael. 1995. "Multiple Agents in Overlapping Realms of Collective Action: A Reformulation of International Relations Theory."
W95–30
Smedel, Branko. 1995. "Constitution, International Law, and Political Crisis (Problems of Protecting Human Rights in Croatia and International Mechanisms)."
W95–29
Duany, Julia. 1995. "Making Peace: A Report on Grassroots Peace Efforts by Women in South Sudan."
W94–3
Prakash, Aseem. 1994. "State and Statecraft in Kautilya's Arthasastra."
W93–25
Sandberg, Audun. 1993. "Entrenchment of State Property Rights to Northern Forests, Berries and Pastures."
W93–9
Zunec, Ozren. 1993. "The Philosophy of Kant and the American Constitution."
W91–15
Sandberg, Audun. 1991. "Fish For All: CPR Problems in North-Atlantic Environments."
W91–6
Ostrom, Vincent. 1991. "Some Ontological and Epistemological Puzzles in Policy Analysis." Presented at the American Political Science Association meetings, Washington D.C., August 29-31.
W90–5
Oakerson, Ronald J. 1990. "Institutional Diversity and Rural Development in America."
W87–4
Sawyer, Amos. 1987. "Human Rights and Self-Governance in Africa: The Liberian Experience." Presented at the Third Annual Benigno S. Acquino, Jr., Lecture, Yale Law School, February 26.
W86–31
Ostrom, Vincent. 1986. "Constitutional Foundations for a Theory of System Comparisons." Presented at the Radein Research Seminar, Bolzano, Italy, February 14-25.
W84–16
Gellar, Sheldon. 1984. "Rural Development Policy and Peasant Survival Strategies."
W73–9
Thomson, James T. 1973. "Trouble Case Investigation of a Problem in Nigerian Rural Modernization: Forest Conservation."
W73–5
Hamilton, John F., Jr. 1973. "A Criticism of the Buchanan and Tullock 'Costs' Approach in The Calculus of Consent."
W73–3
Loveman, Brian. 1973. "The Logic of Political Corruption."