Multi-level governance and resilience of social-ecological systems

Elinor Ostrom, Marco A. Janssen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

53 Scopus citations


Belief structures get transformed into society and economic structure by institutions - both formal rules and informal norms of behaviour. The relationship between mental models and institutions is an intimate one. Mental models are the internal representation that individual cognitive systems create to interpret the environment; institutions are the external (to the mind) mechanisms individuals create to structure and order the environment (North 1996: 348).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobalisation, Poverty and Conflict
Subtitle of host publicationA "Critical Development" Reader
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)140202858X, 9781402028571
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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