Here you will learn about ideas of the polycentric governance that we draw upon. Our own Mariposa Polycentric System of Governance will be explained in our master plan that will appear on this website a bit later.
Polycentric System of Governance is a form of Competitive Governance
you can learn more about at another resource page
on this website.
"The term polycentricity was first used in essays Michael Polanyi published as The
Logic of Liberty (1951) to describe a method of social organization in which individuals
are free to pursue their objectives within a general system of rules (Polanyi, 1951; see
also V. Ostrom, 1999a). A decade after the publication of The Logic of Liberty, V.
Ostrom et al. (1961) adopted the term polycentricity to describe a form of organization
in metropolitan-area governance characterized by a multiplicity of overlapping political
units. V. Ostrom et al. (1961) argued that this seemingly inefficient configuration
of political units could achieve greater efficiency in the production and provision of
public goods and services than a centralized government if certain market-like characteristics were present. " (K. Carlisle & R. Gruby, 2019