Tragedy of Commons

Unit IV Essay

“The Tragedy of the Commons” is an important concept for Unit IV. Please read the article titled “The Tragedy of the Commons” by Garrett Hardin (see “Required Reading” in the Unit IV Study Guide), and prepare an essay based on the two parts below. The essay should be a minimum of 500 words.

Part 1: In Part 1 of your essay, please describe your understanding of the “Tragedy of the Commons” and how it relates to public policy analysis.

Part 2: In Part 2 of your essay, please research and discuss two real world examples that illustrate the concept of “The Tragedy of Commons.” Please use specific examples that relate directly to public policy or public administration. Your examples must not be given in Hardin’s essay. Make sure to clearly explain the analogy to Hardin’s “commons.”

Your assignment must:

 be a minimum of 500 words;  follow APA style; and  include a cover page containing the tile of the assignment (Unit IV Essay), your name, and the university name. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

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