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Ostrom, Vincent 1919-2012

Overview
Works: 124 works in 393 publications in 3 languages and 9,769 library holdings
Genres: History  Constitutions  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: JA84.U5, 353
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vincent Ostrom
The intellectual crisis in American public administration by Vincent Ostrom( )

57 editions published between 1753 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines various constitutional crises the nation has experienced since Watergate. This revised and expanded third edition extends this analysis to account for the most recent developments in American politics, up to and including the Clinton and Bush administrations."--Jacket
The drama of Russian political history : system against individuality by A. V Obolonskiĭ( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Obolonsky has undertaken the formidable task of reinterpreting Russian history from the Time of Troubles to the dismantling of the Soviet system under Gorbachev and Yeltsin and others. He seeks to understand the present and assess the social trends that will shape the future through a careful reconsideration of Russia's past." "Obolonsky structures his analysis of historical trends around two opposing concepts - a system-centered understanding of social existence in which individuals are viewed as "cogs" functioning for the sake of the whole, and a liberal person-centered paradigm in which society seeks to promote the development of the individual. He distrusts all monistic explanations, preferring to utilize a variety of variables - ethical, economic, sociopsychological, cultural - to explain Russian history, and presenting its course as a long-term and ongoing struggle between two competing models of life. Defining several critical junctures from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, Obolonsky focuses on these "historical crossroads", at which the course of history might have been changed either in favor of a person-centered way of life or a system-centered trajectory. Currently, Obolonsky maintains, Russia is again at a challenging crossroad, and the future is still open to each of these two different paths." "Students of Russian history, politics, and culture, and also those interested in the broader issues of twentieth-century society will find this informative magnum opus of a senior Russian scholar insightful and thought-provoking."--Jacket
Understanding urban government; metropolitan reform reconsidered by Robert L Bish( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her haste to flee the place before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper
The political theory of a compound republic : designing the American experiment by Vincent Ostrom( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Political Theory of a Compound Republic presents the essential logic of James Madison and Alexander Hamilton's design of limited, distributed, constitutional authority proposed inThe Federalist. Two revised and expanded ensuing chapters show how the idea of constitutional choice has been employed since the adoption of the 1789 Constitution of the United States. A new concluding chapter questions commonly accepted beliefs about sovereign nation-states and considers governance from the perspective of twenty-first century 'citizen-sovereigns.'
Comparing urban service delivery systems : structure and performance( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of American federalism : constituting a self-governing society by Vincent Ostrom( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A publication of the Center for Self-Governance." Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-288) and index
The meaning of democracy and the vulnerability of democracies : a response to Tocqueville's challenge by Vincent Ostrom( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We struggle in the modern age to preserve individual freedoms and social self-government in the face of large and powerful governments that lay claim to the symbols and language of democracy, according to Vincent Ostrom. Arguing that democratic systems are characterized by self-governing--not state- governed--societies, Ostrom contends that the nature and strength of individual relationships and self-organizing behavior are critical to the creation and survival of a democratic political system. Ostrom begins with a basic contradiction identified by Alexis de Tocqueville. De Tocqueville suggested that if citizens acted on the basis of their natural inclinations they would expect government to provide for them and take care of their needs. Yet these conditions contradict what it means to be self-governing. Ostrom explores the social and cultural context necessary for a democratic system to flourish emphasizing the important role of ideas and the use of language in defining and understanding political life. Discussing differences in the ideas about social organization among various cultural and intellectual traditions, he considers the difficulties encountered over time in building democratic societies in America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. He outlines lessons from these experiences for the efforts to build democracy in the developing world and the countries emerging from communism. Based on a lifetime of thinking about the social conditions necessary to support a democracy, this book makes a significant contribution to the recent discussion about civil society and the fragility of our formal and informal social institutions and will be of interest to social scientists, historians and all readers concerned with the state of democracy in the modern world.--
Guidance, control, and evaluation in the public sector : the Bielefeld interdisciplinary project by Franz-Xaver Kaufmann( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking institutional analysis and development : issues, alternatives, and choices by Vincent Ostrom( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water & politics by Vincent Ostrom( Book )

11 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local government in the United States by Vincent Ostrom( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yi qu fen gong gong chan pin he fu wu de gong ying he sheng chan wei luo ji ji chu, chan shu le di fang gong gong jing ji de li lun ; bing zhua zhu zhi pei he zi zhi zhi jian de nei zai jin zhang guan xi, jie shi le mei guo di fang zheng fu zhi du de yan bian he fa zhan
The struggle to constitute and sustain productive orders : Vincent Ostrom's quest to understand human affairs( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book identifies the criteria for successful constitutions in both theory and practice using the research and methodology of Vincent Ostrom
The quest to understand human affairs by Vincent Ostrom( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents fifty previously unpublished essays by Vincent Ostrom on the U.S. government's environmental problems and resource governance. Political theorist Barbara Allen has edited the work and Supplied extensive notes that provide context and identify key events and persons cited in the works. These remarkable essays offer specialists insight into developments in the fields of institutional analysis, resource governance, policy, and administration, and speak to the worldwide transformations in democracies and human and environmental relations. --Book Jacket
The practice of constitutional development : Vincent Ostrom's quest to understand human affairs by Filippo Sabetti( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains eight conference papers and three previously unpublished papers by Ostrom--P. ix
The political theory of a compound republic: a reconstruction of the logical foundations of American democracy as presented in the Federalist by Vincent Ostrom( Book )

15 editions published between 1900 and 1987 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choice, rules and collective action : the Ostroms on the study of institutions and governance by Elinor Ostrom( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together a set of key writings of Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences co-recipient Elinor Ostrom and public choice political economy cofounder Vincent Ostrom, in which the two scholars introduce, elaborate and explain their approaches, conceptual frameworks and analytical perspectives to the study of institutions and institutional performance. The book brings together a number of texts representing the main analytical and conceptual vehicles articulated and used by the Ostroms and their collaborators in the creation of the so-called Bloomington School of public choice and institutional theory. The focus is hence on the conceptual lenses and theoretical apparatus that shaped the construction of their work; an attempt to illustrate them, via selected readings organized using a tentative interpretative framework. Its ultimate objective is not only to offer a direct introduction to the conceptual, theoretical and epistemic perspectives that shaped and inspired this prominent research program, but also to point out the fascinating intellectual avenues opened by the Ostroms' and that invite further exploration and investigation.--
Water and politics : a study of water policies and administration in the development of Los Angeles by Vincent Ostrom( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1972 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water supply by Vincent Ostrom( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elinor Ostrom and the Bloomington School of Political Economy by Elinor Ostrom( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elinor Ostrom and the Bloomington School of Political Economy is a comprehensive collection, in four volumes, of the most important contributions by Ostrom and her colleagues on central issues. This second volume presents Ostrom's best-known legacy, her work on resource governance and the maintenance of resources through collective action
 
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The drama of Russian political history : system against individuality
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The drama of Russian political history : system against individualityThe political theory of a compound republic : designing the American experimentThe meaning of democracy and the vulnerability of democracies : a response to Tocqueville's challengeRethinking institutional analysis and development : issues, alternatives, and choicesThe struggle to constitute and sustain productive orders : Vincent Ostrom's quest to understand human affairsThe quest to understand human affairsThe practice of constitutional development : Vincent Ostrom's quest to understand human affairs
Alternative Names
Vincent Ostrom American academic, educator and political scientist

Vincent Ostrom Amerikaans politicoloog (1919-2012)

Vincent Ostrom politologue américain

오스트롬, 빈센트 1919-2012

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Languages
English (260)

Chinese (4)

Spanish (1)