Introduction: Connecting Elinor C. Ostrom and Viviana A. Zelizer

The introduction summarizes the notion of social relations and economic governance present in both Elinor C. Ostrom and Viviana A. Zelizer’s work, through the ideas of connected lives, associational beings, circuits of commerce, and common-pool resource management. It then discusses the themes in the volume and the importance of a continued discourse on these ideas.

This chapter is part of an edited volume, "Living Better Together: Social Relations and Economic Governance in the Work of Ostrom and Zelizer."

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