Ostrom Memorial Lecture 10/11/17 - Margaret Levi: “Creating a Commons in a Whitewater World”
From David Price
The cooperation of multi-located individuals in a whitewater, socio-technical world requires an adaptation of Elinor Ostrom’s core ideas about governance of common-pool resources. Many (most?) of us now live in a highly integrated digital environment and in communities experiencing upheavals of past patterns. We face new challenges that demand the development of skills and tacit knowledge to navigate the twists, turns, and rapids we constantly confront. Such change also requires innovative forms of collaboration and governance arrangements to address the actual and current needs of societal members and engender the appropriate motivations and incentives to sustain cooperation.