A Few Key Examples


  1. Aligica, P.D. 2019. Public Entrepreneurship, Citizenship, and Self-Governance. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  2. Aligica, P.D., P.J. Boettke, and V. Tarko. 2019. Public Governance and the Classical-Liberal Perspective: Political Economy Foundations. Oxford.
  3. Boettke, P., J. Lemke, and L. Palagashvili. 2016. “Re-evaluating Community Policing in a Polycentric System.” Journal of Institutional Economics 12(2): 305–25.
  4. Boettke, P.J., L. Palagashvili, and J.S. Lemke. 2013. “Riding in Cars with Boys: Elinor Ostrom’s Adventures with the Police.” Journal of Institutional Economics 9(4): 407–25.
  5. Cole, D.H., and M.D. McGinnis, eds. 2015. Elinor Ostrom and the Bloomington School of Political Economy: Vol. 1, Polycentricity in Public Administration & Political Science. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  6. Jordan, A., D. Huitema, H. van Asselt, and J. Forster, eds. 2018. Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action? New York: Cambridge University Press.
  7. McGinnis, M.D., ed. 1999. Polycentricity and Local Public Economies: Readings from the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  8. Oakerson, R. 1999. Governing Local Public Economies: Creating the Civic Metropolis. Oakland: ICS Press.
  9. Ostrom, E. 1990. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  10. Ostrom, E. 2010a. “Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems” American Economic Review 100: 641–72. (Reprinted in Cole and McGinnis 2015.)
  11. Ostrom, E. 2010b. “Polycentric Systems for Coping with Collective Action and Global Environmental Change.” Global Environmental Change 20: 550–57. (or see https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4287?show=full)
  12. Ostrom, V. 1997. The Meaning of Democracy and the Vulnerability of Democracies: A Response to Tocqueville’s Challenge. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  13. Ostrom, V. 2008. The Political Theory of a Compound Republic: Designing the American Experiment. 3rd ed. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. (2nd edition 1989, Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press).
  14. Ostrom, V., C.M. Tiebout, and R. Warren. 1961. “The Organization of Government in Metropolitan Areas: A Theoretical Inquiry.” American Political Science Review 55: 831-42. Reprinted in McGinnis 1999, Cole & McGinnis 2015.
  15. Thiel, A., W. Blomquist, and D. Garrick, eds. 2019. Governing Complexity. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  16. Van Zeben, J. and A. Bobić, eds. 2019. Polycentricity in the European Union. New York: Cambridge University Press.