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Essays on the effects of institutions and trust on collective action


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation examines the effects of community-based institutional arrangements and trust on the propensity to act cooperatively in natural resource commons. There are three empirical studies comprising the major chapters of the dissertation. In Chapter 2, the effects of user group monitoring and sanctioning activities are empirically assessed as applied to forestry. In Chapter 3, statistical models are tested to examine the propensity of both user groups and external governments to engage in monitoring and sanctioning activities. Chapter 4 relies on experimental work conducted in Bulgaria. It reports on the effects of common property institutions on cooperation in these experiments.

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Subject
Statistics;
Political science
Classification
0463: Statistics
0615: Political science
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Pure sciences; Bulgaria; Common pool resource; Community forestry; Forest; Institutions; Trust
Title
Essays on the effects of institutions and trust on collective action
Author
Coleman, Eric A.
Number of pages
169
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0093
Source
DAI-A 70/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109406511
Advisor
Ostrom, Elinor
Committee member
Fischer, Burnell; Good, David; McGinnis, Michael; Walker, James
University/institution
Indiana University
Department
Public Policy
University location
United States -- Indiana
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3378342
ProQuest document ID
304900449
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304900449/abstract
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