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The Commons in HistoryCulture, Conflict, and Ecology$
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Derek Wall

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027212

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027212.001.0001

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Commons Ecology

Commons Ecology

(p.1) 1 Commons Ecology
The Commons in History

Derek Wall

The MIT Press

This chapter examines the history of commons with examples from India, Mongolia and England. Different approaches to the commons from Garrett Hardin, ElinorOstrom and Marx are discussed. The relationship between property rights and ecological sustainability is outlined.

Keywords:   Ostrom, Marx, Environmental History, commons, ecology, Hayek, E.P.Thompson

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