Special Issue "Tragedy or Transcendence: Reflections on 'The Tragedy of the Commons'"

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A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)

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Guest Editor
Dr. Richard Samuel Deese
Boston University, College of General Studies, 871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Website: http://www.bu.edu/cgs/faculty/social-sciences-faculty-profiles/richard-samuel-deese/
E-Mail: rsdeese@bu.edu
Phone: +1 617 358 3209
Fax: +1 617 353 5868
Interests: Cold War, Technology and Culture, Global Environmentalism

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Dear Colleagues,

For more than four decades, the paradigm established by Garrett Hardin’s 1968 essay “The Tragedy of the Commons” has influenced how we think about a wide range of social and ecological challenges, including human population growth, the destruction of wilderness and consequent loss of biodiversity, and the changing state of the earth’s oceans, atmosphere, and climate. Hardin’s metaphor of the fragile commons has even influenced our thought about phenomena that were still nascent in 1968, such as the evolution of the “digital commons” or Internet. As the half century mark for “The Tragedy of the Commons” approaches, these essays will consider whether Hardin’s metaphor remains useful for understanding our current social and ecological challenges, or whether these problems, and their possible solutions, now transcend the parameters set by this seminal essay.

Dr. Richard Samuel Deese
Guest Editor

Published Papers (6 papers)

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Sustainability 2013, 5(3), 1036-1048; doi:10.3390/su5031036
Received: 17 December 2012; in revised form: 7 February 2013 / Accepted: 22 February 2013 / Published: 6 March 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(2), 724-748; doi:10.3390/su5020724
Received: 30 November 2012; in revised form: 29 January 2013 / Accepted: 6 February 2013 / Published: 15 February 2013
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Sustainability 2012, 4(11), 3141-3150; doi:10.3390/su4113141
Received: 28 August 2012; in revised form: 30 October 2012 / Accepted: 13 November 2012 / Published: 15 November 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(10), 2443-2471; doi:10.3390/su4102443
Received: 6 August 2012; in revised form: 5 September 2012 / Accepted: 20 September 2012 / Published: 28 September 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(8), 1776-1786; doi:10.3390/su4081776
Received: 25 June 2012; in revised form: 30 July 2012 / Accepted: 3 August 2012 / Published: 13 August 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(7), 1448-1465; doi:10.3390/su4071448
Received: 21 May 2012; in revised form: 21 June 2012 / Accepted: 3 July 2012 / Published: 5 July 2012
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