Who is Governing the Commons: Studying Swedish Housing Cooperatives
2016 (English)In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
This study examines current governance structures related to multifamily buildings designed by single actors (developers) and operated in cooperative forms. The study analyses the long-term sustainability of the resource regime of study (multifamily buildings) and inked governance structures by applying Ostrom’s eight design principles for long-term survival of self-organized resource regimes (Common-pool resources or CPR’s). The study also searches for signs of movement towards social innovation and collective action in current governance structures. We argue that the structures governing planning, production and operation of housing cooperatives in Sweden do not fulfil the eight design principles for the long-term survival of the resource regime of study, nor do they encourage movement towards social innovation or collective action. In order to ensure the long-term survival of the resource regime of study and to increase innovation in governance structures, five adjustments are proposed; changes in the structures governing risk/profit distribution, communication, collaboration and information between actors in the Swedish cooperative housing sector.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016.
Housing cooperatives, Common-pool resources, Planning, Multifamily buildings, Sweden
Law and Society
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187894DOI: 10.1080/14036096.2016.1186730OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-187894DiVA: diva2:932061
QCR 201606012016-05-312016-05-312016-06-01Bibliographically approved