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The Limits of Self-Governance: Practicality Objections

In this video, Professor Mark Pennington explains the practical arguments against self-governance.

We will now consider the first set of possible objections to the case for self-governance.

Two of the main practicality objections are that 1) self-governing institutions can lead to an unnecessary or inefficient duplication of public services, and 2) that they cannot be effective beyond a relatively small scale.

Elinor Ostrom gave these questions considerable thought. In this video, we’ll consider these objections and Ostrom’s response in greater detail.

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