Research as the Commons: Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012)

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Elinor Ostrom was well-known in 2009 when she wasthe first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for economics. In her analysis of the "governance of the commons," she put in question the past economic model that common goods can only be managed successfully by the market or the state.. For Ostrom, research and knowledge were common property that thrive best when used and developed in common.

to read "Research as the Commons" by Irmi Seidl, click on

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2012/07/254467.php

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