Archive for October, 2009
“In the current case, national power is not solely constructed materially, but ontologically, and, more precisely, aesthetically. This aesthetic ontology anchors individuals to their nation, and it is this routinized stream of images that disciplines citizens and allows the politically powerful to continue the status-quo.” (more…)
“Humans overcome social dilemmas by creating institutions for collective action
Institutions for collective action that work with common pool resources exhibit small set of design principles.
Among these principles are clear boundaries, local norms not distant rules, mechanisms for changing rules, fair adjudication.” (more…)