Cox et al 2010 review ostroms design principles
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Cox, M., G. Arnold, and S. Villamayor Tomás. 2010. A review of design principles for community-based natural resource management. Ecology and Society 15(4): 38. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art38/
- Provides a literature review of projects that make observations compared to Ostrom's design principles for community-based common pool resources management.
- The summarize evidence supporting or refuting the principles, and summarize critiques of the principles, which include but are not limited to:
- principles point at structural attributes, but do not expose processes like trust, legitimacy, and transparency.
- generalization outside of a cultural context may lead to principles presented as a panacea to complex cultural challenges.
- discounting powerful local or contextual ecological or economic factors that overpower any controls created by application of the principles.
- that principles are commonly extended to situations outside the kinds of systems used to identify the principles.