0n Property (when communal property solves a problem)

Political scientist Elinor Ostrom writes that, over generations, Swiss and Japanese villagers have learned the relative benefi ts and costs of privateproperty and communal-property institutions related to various types of land and uses of land. The villagers in both settings have chosen to retain the institution of communal property as the foundation for land use and similar important aspects of village economies

Elizabeth Willott
Published in: UC Davis Law Review