collective action

Elinor Ostrom

What Elinor Ostrom can teach us about ecology, common ownership and community

Aaron Vansintjan
| 9th March 2018
Elinor Ostrom provides invaluable insights into economics and ownership - and the profound impact this has on our natural environment. Unfortunately, her work is not well known or widely understood. Derek Wall hopes to change that with his book, Elinor Ostrom’s Rules for Radicals. AARON VANSINTJAN met the author and asked why we should read her works today

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The Monacobreen Glacier in Svalbard, Arctic calving into the sea. (c) Gary Bembridge

No more individual vs collective action: we need both to protect our climate

Elizabeth Wainwright
| 13th November 2017
If we want to see sustained collective action, we must work to uncover the stories that bind us and call us to care in the first place -- after all, the ‘corporations’ that we attack our also our neighbours. Nature Editor ELIZABETH WAINWRIGHT reflects on the false dichotomy of ‘us vs them’, and ‘individual vs collective’ action in responding to the climate crisis.

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