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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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Culture in Common?

Culture in Common?

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The Commons in History

Derek Wall

The MIT Press

The institutional economics of commons is examined. The value of culture in conserving commons is discussed. The way in which commons may be used to preserve the power of an elite is described. Foucault's examination of culture is used to enhance our understanding of the power, property and ecological use.

Keywords:   Commons, institutional economics, culture, conservation, Foucault

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